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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1650 on: July 10, 2018, 11:09:32 AM »
Nooooooooooooooo I haven't been there in so long but now I really want it knowing that it's gone. 

I hope they move to Woodbury Town Center or the new Roosevelt Shopping Center.

The door sign indicated they were staying in the same mall after mall renovations. Not sure where they have space left in that mall. I’m guessing there will be some other lease terminations coming up and thus the long delay in reopening.

That shopping is Irvine Company so no way Curry House owns it.  Probably want a location with better parking.

https://www.shopirvinecompany.com/centers/irvine/walnut-village-center

I like it okay...good service and kids liked going there but pretty darn expensive for what you get.

I ate there a couple of weeks before they closed and the service had degraded significantly. Long wait to order, no one checking on me for drink refills, and no one wanted to give me a bill. I had to walk up to the counter and pay on my own. I've been here multiple times and have had great experiences in the past. In retrospect, maybe the remaining employees knew the end was near and had little motivation/staffing for better service.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1651 on: August 13, 2018, 10:23:46 AM »
Update to Curry House- The sign on the door reads :

Dear Curry House Irvine Customers,

Due to ongoing renovation of the Walnut Village Center, Curry House will be relocated to the central area of the plaza.  Unfortunately, the renovations on the new assigned space will not be completed until May of 2019.  We regret to inform you that until that time, we must vacate our current space.  Our last day of business will be Wednesday, June 27, 2018. 

We'd like to sincerely apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this will cause.  And while we hope that you will have a chance to visit our other restaurant locations during this time, we want to thank you for your continued patronage at our Irvine restaurant.  We hope you enjoyed our restaurant as much as we enjoyed serving you, and hope to see you again at our new location in the near future.

This has been sent to those who are registered with Irvine store's emailing list.  Please stay subscribed so we can keep you updated on our reopening situation.

Sincerely,

Curry House Corporate Office

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1652 on: August 13, 2018, 10:41:27 AM »
Do you happen to have any affiliation with curry house?

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1653 on: August 13, 2018, 12:12:30 PM »
Do you happen to have any affiliation with curry house?

Not sure who you're addressing but I do not. I just copy/pasted what I found on their yelp review page. I often alternated between curry house and cocos when I was craving some japanese curry

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1654 on: August 13, 2018, 01:09:10 PM »
Ansar Food Gallery is gone.  It's a huge space for any business to take.  Guess it's back to Super Irvine for my Persian grocery shopping.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1655 on: August 14, 2018, 07:58:09 AM »
Ansar Food Gallery is gone.  It's a huge space for any business to take.  Guess it's back to Super Irvine for my Persian grocery shopping.

I find these ethnic grocery stores interesting. It's very dependent on location.

For example, Farmers Market Direct on Jeffrey/Michelson used to be Persian, didn't do well even thought the Wholesome Choice on Culver/Michelson does okay. Then they became Persian + Asian (Korean) and finally converted to ZionMart which is Korean and looks to be doing okay. But when the Assi in Woodbridge was open (also Korean), it did not do well and closed (I believe some of the same management went to ZionMart). HMart in DJ does well, Zion Market in Northwood seems to do well... both Korean. Super Irvine has been in Irvine forever. I thought Ansar would be okay.

How is Mitsuwa? I know the one in Costa Mesa is always crowded... at least the food court area is.

Both Ranch 99s seem to be okay... how is Seafood City (Filipino)?

So weird... back in the day none of these places existed (except for Super Irvine).
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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1656 on: August 14, 2018, 01:11:08 PM »
Ansar Food Gallery is gone.  It's a huge space for any business to take.  Guess it's back to Super Irvine for my Persian grocery shopping.

I find these ethnic grocery stores interesting. It's very dependent on location.

For example, Farmers Market Direct on Jeffrey/Michelson used to be Persian, didn't do well even thought the Wholesome Choice on Culver/Michelson does okay. Then they became Persian + Asian (Korean) and finally converted to ZionMart which is Korean and looks to be doing okay. But when the Assi in Woodbridge was open (also Korean), it did not do well and closed (I believe some of the same management went to ZionMart). HMart in DJ does well, Zion Market in Northwood seems to do well... both Korean. Super Irvine has been in Irvine forever. I thought Ansar would be okay.

How is Mitsuwa? I know the one in Costa Mesa is always crowded... at least the food court area is.

Both Ranch 99s seem to be okay... how is Seafood City (Filipino)?

So weird... back in the day none of these places existed (except for Super Irvine).
i've been in seafood city quite a few times, and whenever i go it's relatively dead.  the food courts have average draw, but the supermarket section in the back seems like a total dud.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1657 on: August 14, 2018, 01:17:21 PM »
Ansar Food Gallery is gone.  It's a huge space for any business to take.  Guess it's back to Super Irvine for my Persian grocery shopping.

I find these ethnic grocery stores interesting. It's very dependent on location.

For example, Farmers Market Direct on Jeffrey/Michelson used to be Persian, didn't do well even thought the Wholesome Choice on Culver/Michelson does okay. Then they became Persian + Asian (Korean) and finally converted to ZionMart which is Korean and looks to be doing okay. But when the Assi in Woodbridge was open (also Korean), it did not do well and closed (I believe some of the same management went to ZionMart). HMart in DJ does well, Zion Market in Northwood seems to do well... both Korean. Super Irvine has been in Irvine forever. I thought Ansar would be okay.

How is Mitsuwa? I know the one in Costa Mesa is always crowded... at least the food court area is.

Both Ranch 99s seem to be okay... how is Seafood City (Filipino)?

So weird... back in the day none of these places existed (except for Super Irvine).

For ethnic people, the main draw is price. They don't want to pay more for an upscale shopping experience. The most successful ethnic market is Zion. Zion is crowded, loud, messy, but all Asians love it because they have the lowest prices.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1658 on: August 14, 2018, 02:33:11 PM »
85c opens this Saturday at spectrum.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1659 on: August 15, 2018, 02:37:02 PM »
Update to Curry House- The sign on the door reads :

Dear Curry House Irvine Customers,

Due to ongoing renovation of the Walnut Village Center, Curry House will be relocated to the central area of the plaza.  Unfortunately, the renovations on the new assigned space will not be completed until May of 2019.  We regret to inform you that until that time, we must vacate our current space.  Our last day of business will be Wednesday, June 27, 2018. 

We'd like to sincerely apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this will cause.  And while we hope that you will have a chance to visit our other restaurant locations during this time, we want to thank you for your continued patronage at our Irvine restaurant.  We hope you enjoyed our restaurant as much as we enjoyed serving you, and hope to see you again at our new location in the near future.

This has been sent to those who are registered with Irvine store's emailing list.  Please stay subscribed so we can keep you updated on our reopening situation.

Sincerely,

Curry House Corporate Office

The whole left side of Walnut Village is due for a remodel. Smart and Final was just phase 1.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1660 on: August 15, 2018, 02:42:28 PM »
I don’t like the parking situation there.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1661 on: August 15, 2018, 05:56:35 PM »
85c opens this Saturday at spectrum.

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Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen visited 85c on her stop over in LA last week. Enraged mainland China netizens threaten boycott of 85c. 85c immediately bows down before mainland Chinese, apologizes for letting Tsai visit, and reassures customers in mainland China that Taiwan is a province of mainland China.

http://shanghaiist.com/2018/08/15/taiwan-coffee-chain-85c-kowtows-to-china-after-chinese-netizens-threaten-boycott/

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1662 on: August 16, 2018, 09:32:17 PM »
Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen visited 85c on her stop over in LA last week. Enraged mainland China netizens threaten boycott of 85c. 85c immediately bows down before mainland Chinese, apologizes for letting Tsai visit, and reassures customers in mainland China that Taiwan is a province of mainland China.

http://shanghaiist.com/2018/08/15/taiwan-coffee-chain-85c-kowtows-to-china-after-chinese-netizens-threaten-boycott/

No real surprise there. Even tho 85c is a taiwanese business and still has the most stores in Taiwan, 85c generates 64% of their revenue from China. (only 16% in Taiwan) Even US is a bigger market for 85c than Taiwan.

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1663 on: August 17, 2018, 08:55:53 AM »
85C is a business that was built in TW, but the owner opted to incorporate in Cayman islands to dodge TW taxes. 

See:
(Chinese)  https://www.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=5049425
(English)  https://english.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=544


While the joe average consumer in TW has to pay strict import duties (taxes) on orders from Amazon/abroad valued over NT 3,000, and elderly Ah-Ma is working late into the evening cleaning tables and paying her share of the taxes, Mr Wu, the owner of 85C, is happily enjoying a 50% tax cut (from 40% to 20%) on stock options from his company with over NT 2.1 billion in net profits.


In other news, Apple claims its $1 billion HQ in CA should be assessed at $200 for taxation purpose:
https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-trying-to-reduce-cupertino-tax-bill-2018-8

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Re: Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #1664 on: August 17, 2018, 09:01:40 AM »
Whatever it’s worth.
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