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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Now Open

posted by on June 12 at 13:46 PM


There’s a new chain restaurant and bar at the corner of Pike Street and Seventh Avenue downtown, across Pike from Gameworks. It’s called the Daily Grill and they have quite a happy hour—lots of snacks, pretty cheap, 4 pm-7 pm weekdays. They also have quite a budget for signage. My cell phone takes notoriously bad pictures, and the glare in that right window doesn’t help. But there are four NOW OPEN signs outside this front entrance of Daily Grill—the fourth is in the window on the right, behind the glare—and there are two more NOW OPEN signs outside a secondary entrance.

I stopped in with Ms. Clement over the weekend, and she said to the guy at the desk, “I understand you’re now open.”

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... to which he replied "yes, but you aren't my type".

Posted by The Peanut Gallery | June 12, 2007 1:50 PM

What more do you want?
Less is more, in both journalism and signage.

Posted by Thom | June 12, 2007 2:06 PM

I was eating at "In the Bowl" (the old Coffee Messiah on Olive) last night where a similar thing was occurring. I kid you not, there was probably three dozen signs stating that they are now open for dinner on Tuesday. Several on the front windows and door, on the menu, various counter surfaces. This is a very small space for so many signs. It was way over the top.

Posted by Mattro200 | June 12, 2007 3:22 PM

That's worse than Remedy Teas.

Posted by greg | June 12, 2007 3:45 PM

Is that the one in the Sheraton? The one that Starwood laid everyone off in the old restaurants to have this dumb franchiser come in and take over?

Starwood combined the worst of Sheraton (Massachusetts bureaucracy) with the worst of Westin (Seattle Passive-aggressiveness)

Why they didn't vote to unionize is beyond me.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | June 12, 2007 4:18 PM

"In the Bowl" is out of control with signage. And their menu is like six pages long, but they essentially work from about 10 ingredients.

Posted by Explorer | June 12, 2007 4:30 PM

Also for In the Bowl--the signs are a photocopy of a handwritten sign. What gives? At least type up a sign in Word! And as for their menu--really hard to read when you use red ink on red paper, green ink on green paper and so forth. Okay, I'm done, their food's fine, check them out, they need your business.

Posted by Mattro200 | June 12, 2007 5:00 PM

are they open for mutual masturbation and ego-stroking? because i'm sure there was more of that than there was eating between the two of you.

Posted by mpw | June 12, 2007 8:53 PM

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