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Friday, August 3, 2012

Would you like some MAYO with your beer?

Read this article http://www.patriotledger.com/business/x521647921/Sports-bar-chain-ready-to-expand-its-game I totally understand those that think any development is good for Downtown Lynn, but this one is NOT! I've kind of stopped with my ranting and raving as of late. Some might call me a changed man. Or maybe it's just that we haven't had an election in a while to get me all worked up. :-) I think you all know about my opinion of the Mayo Group. If not, a quick google search will reveal what I think. I've heard from many people I respect that McGrail is not a bad man. I've never met him so I can't comment on that. I can only say, I won't be lining up to get in to Stadium.

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  1. I would love to see more idependently owned business in downtown, yes would like to see a good sports bar and more, a flatbread pizza company, a cafe/used bookstore....but seems it isnt happening. It seems that Mayo owns a lot, develop it sell is what I think. I am with the group of people thinking any development is good, such as a sportsbar, pub, but I also do not know the while story about Mayo...

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  2. A good start.  http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2011/03/27/news/news10.txt

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  3.  and more bedtime reading. http://www.downtownlynn.com/2010/07/mayonaisse-group-and-john-mcgrail-ag.html

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  4. Where exactly are they planning to put this restaurant?

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  5. I have eaten at the Stadium before and I will say the atmosphere is really nice, it's a clean place and the food was excellent. They also have specials every night, which are really awesome - like half price burgers.

     

    I have not met John McGrail either, but I also hear he's a really nice guy. I think anyone with the kind of portfolio he must have has probably gone through some tough times with the economy being what it is, but the fact that they are still standing means it has to be a company with some internal fortitude.  I am going to give the Stadium a chance.

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  6. Your PR firm has done an amazing job, "AJS",  in saving his image. Congrats. I'd hire Expose Yourself PR anyday. Mayo Group, not so much. If you actually lived here you would understand.

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  7.  no one seems to want to say. My guesses are next to the Item building on Exchange where they recently have been seen inside. Very big space although no parking really.   2nd guess is take the bank building next to Turbine and combine it with the old Turbine space possibly? Big Mayo owned parking lot next to that.

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  8. I work in Waltham,and have been to Stadium in Waltham a few times for lunch,and after work with friends.  great staff, great people. the place draws a good crowd......I am all for this one.  I wont have to go to Route 1 to wacth the games. Please keep me posted on this one.  have said  for years we need a good sports bar!

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  9. Wow. I'm just finding this post now? I thought I read every one! Well, in my defense, the beginning of August was.. kind of busy.

    Anyway, I'm with you, Corey. Besides, it's not like they'll be serving any food I can eat, anyway.. so there's kind of a default level of lack of business I'd be providing any place like that.

    The only challenge will be if/when certain events are held there and I may want to cover them. Maybe I just won't buy anything.

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  10. Seth...just beacuase you may not eat there,it is not a good idea...I am not totally in to the arts scene, but applaud allthat can be brought into Lynn, everything helps. I can spend my money in Lynn, or out route1....which is better...this place will be great for down town Lynn

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  11. It isn't just about whether or not I can eat there. I can't eat at the Blue Ox, or nearly any other restaurant in Lynn except for brunch places (because I eat eggs), and I root for the success of even the places where I can not eat. I've always said that. I've always been glad to have even the places where I personally can not eat.

    But sometimes, I'm frustrated. The hometown that I'm rooting for doesn't offer anything for me or my fiance, food-wise. (Well, New Asia is pretty good for Jennifer. We're elated about that.)

    Now, I know that my meager budget and my appetite alone would not sustain a place, anyway, but food is an emotional thing, too. You want to be able to eat where you live, and it's just plain .. messed up.. that two adjacent cities, Lynn and Salem, are completely different culinary worlds. I'm a freak in one, and completely understood at a good number of places in another. I love Lynn, but culinary-wise, this place needs to wake up.

    This weekend, I'm going to get a gluten free pizza in Salem, and then drink high quality gluten free beer at Gulu-Gulu. Granted, tonight, I'll be drinking at Tatiana's. Distilled spirits are ok. :)

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