Posts Tagged ‘new places’

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South Portland Antiques Out, More Grocery In?

October 22, 2007

Brownstoner reports that a gourmet grocery is rumored to be taking the space recently vacated by South Portland Antiques, at the corner of South Portland and Fulton Street.

I agree — weird, considering the new Fresh Market down the block.

Rather than flooding the neighborhood with many of one kind of store, I think it’s time for proprietors to start really considering what the neighborhood is lacking.  I agree, up until now, we needed a gourmet grocery.  But we don’t need two within a one-minute walk.  I would would much rather see:

*A bookstore in the mold of Book Court in Cobble Hill
*a bare bones bar with good yet unintrusive music

Anything else that you all would like to see in the hood?  Let us know in the comments…

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Nigerian Restaurant Coming Soon

October 7, 2007

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Looks like the empty corner space at Lafayette and Cumberland is soon to be occupied by a restaurant called EN in Africa — “Nigerian Cuisine and Bar.”  This according to the sign now hanging outside.  This ought to add yet more eclecticism to the neighborhood dining scene — and it’s good to see something finally coming into the space.

Wikipedia article on Nigerian Cuisine