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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1620 on: January 11, 2018, 02:21:27 PM »
Beijing Restaurant took over Lunar Chinese Restaurant in the Zion shopping plaza.  No Yelp page up yet.  Anyone have any details?

Interesting...I am amazed that Lunar lasted that long. 

Hope it is a northern noodle place.  Need more casual restaurants in that mall.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1621 on: January 12, 2018, 08:17:20 AM »
Yes I talked to the staff it's a permanent outlet location.  Typically outlet prices are 30% off but I think at least for this weekend it will be 30% off + an additional 30% promo.  So prices are just as good as warehouse for a short while.  They really didn't do anything to the inside since the warehouse sale so very minimal investment for them.

I heard a sales lady last night talking to a couple who was looking at some overpriced huge spotlight / glass looking piece saying  "don't think about the price, think about how much it means to you and how much you want it in your home.  Furniture isn't a monetary purchase, it's an emotional purchase".    She actually said this with a straight face and I thought to myself that crap talk will never work - then literally 5 second pause and the wife goes "that's it we're getting it".  Wow, just wow.

Paging Ronnie...

RH Outlet sale - 40% everything starting today

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1622 on: January 12, 2018, 01:54:57 PM »
Beijing Restaurant took over Lunar Chinese Restaurant in the Zion shopping plaza.  No Yelp page up yet.  Anyone have any details?

Interesting...I am amazed that Lunar lasted that long. 

Hope it is a northern noodle place.  Need more casual restaurants in that mall.

Tried to eat lunch there today.  Place was packed so I left.  It's the same chain as the on in Rowland.  This place will probably take some business away from Meizou Dongpo.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1623 on: January 12, 2018, 02:05:46 PM »
Beijing Restaurant took over Lunar Chinese Restaurant in the Zion shopping plaza.  No Yelp page up yet.  Anyone have any details?

Interesting...I am amazed that Lunar lasted that long. 

Hope it is a northern noodle place.  Need more casual restaurants in that mall.

Tried to eat lunch there today.  Place was packed so I left.  It's the same chain as the on in Rowland.  This place will probably take some business away from Meizou Dongpo.

I don't think MD because MD is szechuan cooking...very unique style.  This place looks like a Northern Chinese cuisine...noodles, dumplings, pancakes...seems interesting.   I think the Chinese restaurants at Woodbury and OH may take a hit though.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1624 on: January 12, 2018, 02:47:12 PM »
Beijing Restaurant took over Lunar Chinese Restaurant in the Zion shopping plaza.  No Yelp page up yet.  Anyone have any details?

Interesting...I am amazed that Lunar lasted that long. 

Hope it is a northern noodle place.  Need more casual restaurants in that mall.

Tried to eat lunch there today.  Place was packed so I left.  It's the same chain as the on in Rowland.  This place will probably take some business away from Meizou Dongpo.

I don't think MD because MD is szechuan cooking...very unique style.  This place looks like a Northern Chinese cuisine...noodles, dumplings, pancakes...seems interesting.   I think the Chinese restaurants at Woodbury and OH may take a hit though.

I should have clarified.. was referring to the peking duck.  There aren't many places to get this dish.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1625 on: January 12, 2018, 04:39:22 PM »
The peking duck is a hefty $50 or so.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1626 on: January 12, 2018, 08:51:49 PM »
The peking duck is a hefty $50 or so.

The one at MD is $77!  Like I said, it's a specialty dish that most restaurants don't carry..

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1627 on: January 14, 2018, 09:16:14 PM »
I never understood the appeal of expensive peking duck compared to the "regular" roast duck at places like Sam Woo deli.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1628 on: January 15, 2018, 06:43:20 AM »
Has anyone been to that Kashgar Grill near Irvine Valley College? I don't think I'll ever eat there because they specialize in lamb dishes and me no eat baa-baas.

That wasn't very long.

Kashgar got replaced by some place called Noodology.
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1629 on: January 15, 2018, 09:19:05 AM »
Has anyone been to that Kashgar Grill near Irvine Valley College? I don't think I'll ever eat there because they specialize in lamb dishes and me no eat baa-baas.

That wasn't very long.

Kashgar got replaced by some place called Noodology.

Yea, it got replaced a few months ago.  Noodology is actually really good.  Had to wait 15 minutes for dinner on a weeknight.  All hardcore mainlanders in there.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1630 on: January 15, 2018, 11:43:38 PM »
The Stand has a much larger selection... not just burgers... the pork fries is really good (The Stand is the same owners as The Lime Truck and TLT Foods in the Spectrum).

The Cut is more like a sitdown restaurant and is pricey.

Mooyah is more like Smashburger but much better tasting food. Mooyah also has chili fries (and a chili dog) but cost more than Costco. :)

Thanks for this post!  I took my family here twice since reading it and it’s very good.   French Onion Soup Burger was excellent and the sides are great.   Have to try Mooyah next.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1631 on: January 16, 2018, 12:57:59 AM »
Irvine has 7 (8 if you include PF Chang) of OC’s Top 20 Chinese restaurants according to the OC Register:

https://www.ocregister.com/2016/12/22/top-20-chinese-restaurants-in-orange-county/

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1632 on: January 17, 2018, 09:59:14 AM »
http://gratergrilledcheese.com/

This place just opened in Sand Canyon Plaza (corner of Sand Canyon and Irvine Center).  Kind of a weird industrial park plaza that is usually dead on weekends.  Menu looks interesting and much more appealing than "the melt". 

Reviews for other locations are mixed but I'll probably give it a try.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1633 on: January 17, 2018, 11:02:35 AM »
Too frufru grilled cheese.

They don’t even have regular white bread... kids will not approve. :)
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1634 on: February 06, 2018, 09:02:49 AM »
Kind of weird but I was getting something from Lowe's yesterday and the Carters in Irvine is completely boarded up and closed (no sign or anything).  Everything empty. Usually they'd do some going out of business sale or have a relocation sign up. Thought it was a little odd (and my wife was literally there like the week before). 

 

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