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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2011, 11:00:35 AM »
Asian Tapas in Woodbury Town Center has changed owner. Prices are lower now, and there are 59 items on the lunch special menu. But they no longer offer Hainan chicken over rice which was my favorite there. :-|

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2011, 02:32:31 PM »
Asian Tapas in Woodbury Town Center has changed owner. Prices are lower now, and there are 59 items on the lunch special menu. But they no longer offer Hainan chicken over rice which was my favorite there. :-|

Wasn't it owned by the same people as Tri-Village? Did they sell Tri-Village as well?

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2011, 02:33:21 PM »
I have always wondered how a Chinese place could have survived with a high overhead. The plain rice and slow simmered chicken in low heat is not a Caucasian favorite. The meat is slippery with skin attached are gross. The minced ginger and onion dipping is for those with an acquired taste. I see why this dish did not make it.
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2011, 02:35:39 PM »

The owner must not totally depend on chefs that have a Pechanga habit.
Asian Tapas in Woodbury Town Center has changed owner. Prices are lower now, and there are 59 items on the lunch special menu. But they no longer offer Hainan chicken over rice which was my favorite there. :-|

Wasn't it owned by the same people as Tri-Village? Did they sell Tri-Village as well?
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2011, 02:54:22 PM »
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2011, 09:01:48 PM »
Boiling Point's B1G1 from 11-25 thru 11-27.. got the flyer in the mail.. seems like flyer is not needed to get the deal... it's gonna be a stampede... 



Huh, the actual hot pot looks nothing like the pictures on the flyer...  be warned of the 'smell' when you first walk in, it's normal...

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2011, 12:48:09 AM »
I went there 2 days straight.. House special hot pot was delicious, also try the Hokkaido milk tea!  It was pretty cool practicing my mandarin with the servers there.
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« Reply #52 on: November 26, 2011, 09:48:28 AM »
I dare to go to boiling point last night, it was a zoo, didn't even try to put our name down, seems like every UCI student is here or at buffalo wild wings.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #53 on: December 10, 2011, 11:22:00 AM »
I don't know when this happened but I was over at The Crossroads and Pasta Bravo is closed... I read it was supposed to be replaced by another Italian eatery but I don't see any indication of that.

Also closed in that center, La Salsa... Chipotle must have taken away all the fast Mexican food customers. Crossroad has seen the most food place closures in the last few years than I have seen since being in Irvine... it used to have a Wienerdude, a Steak Escape and a few others... sad.

The LA Fitness is almost open (behind schedule I think). Also... not sure if I mentioned this before, but a Wing Stop also opened near the coffee shop (Peet's?).
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2011, 03:51:57 PM »
Does anyone know what they are building in the Culver Plaza, on the Culver/Deerfield side?

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2011, 04:43:48 PM »
I'm hoping for another bank or Subway because there doesn't seem to be enough of them in Irvine.  Looking at the Irvine Company site, I may be in luck.  It looks like they're putting in another Chase.  I'm so excited.

I'm looking forward to trying some of the new restaurants (like Class 302 & Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill)and hope they'll able to stick around if they're any good.

http://www.shoptheirvinecompany.com/NewStores.aspx

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2011, 04:48:32 PM »
Great link locallocal.

It's probably just Chase because there's already a Subway in that center (how many banks does Irvine need?).

We passed by the Cucina Enoteca italian place last weekend at the Spectrum... upscale place and pricing. Kids menu was like $11! Even Paul Martin's only charges $7.
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2011, 04:49:47 PM »
I'm hoping for another bank or Subway because there doesn't seem to be enough of them in Irvine.  Looking at the Irvine Company site, I may be in luck.  It looks like they're putting in another Chase.  I'm so excited.

I'm looking forward to trying some of the new restaurants (like Class 302 & Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill)and hope they'll able to stick around if they're any good.

http://www.shoptheirvinecompany.com/NewStores.aspx

Every time I get excited about a new building being built, thinking it will be some great new restaurant, it's always a boring bank. What a letdown.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2011, 04:58:05 PM »
The gas station was the target for a tear down because it occupied a prime corner location. Older Gas stations in Irvine must be maintained well and avoid environmental infraction because the landlord wants to replace them with higher rent tenants. That gas station was cited for leaky tanks and environmental pollution. This should explain why Irvine gas stations are so clean or may be from the pressure of home prices.

There are 2 tenants but there is only one building with a large arch portal separating the 2 spaces.
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2011, 05:07:43 PM »
There are 2 tenants but there is only one building with a large arch portal separating the 2 spaces.
Chase and... another bank? Heh.

The Quail Hill center has like 53 banks.
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