Are they going to make it?
I drove past it last night on the bus around 8:30 and the place looked completely empty. I've also noticed that they've taken to handpainting signs on their windows (which looks horrible) and hyping things like cheap wings and DJs. It seems like a place grasping at straws, desperate to get people in the door, and probably failing.
Have hounds been going and/or seeing it busy?
I admittedly have not been in a long time. I detest the space (it's too cavernous and sterile) and think the beverage offerings are abysmal, so I don't dine in. I also have no interest in the nightclub scene they are trying to foster. And paying those prices for takeout seems like a really bad value to me, especially after a handful of inconsistent trips. I get my chile and fish sauce fixes elsewhere. With another asian restaurant/nightclub opening across the street soon, will they be able to attract the same crowds they are now?
I hope I'm wrong, and that my observations are off, but they strike me as one of the places that should be added to the discussion of Kitchen Nightmares (even though Ramsey's unlucky touch would likely doom them). They need changes (I think) or they could be gone in a year. It would be sad to see them go, but it's also sad to have a place nearby that I just never want to visit.
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