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Shades closing

Discussion in 'Dining and Food' started by skier, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. skier

    skier Beach Lover

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    This may not be news to everyone, but I heard this weekend that Seaside is not renewing the lease for Shades so they will be moving to a new location in the future. Not sure when though.
     
  2. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    Sooooo..... They are not closing, just moving :confused: I hope they stay around. The LittleRiverOtters love that place :cool:
     
  3. Camp Creek Kid

    Camp Creek Kid Christini Zambini

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    Shades is moving to where the Tuscany Grill used to be--that is the Eastern intersection of 30-A and 98 where the funky cul-de-sac is.

    I think (if I've been told correctly) that the owner of Shades also owns the building to where it is moving. Tuscany Grill's lease was not renewed so Shades could move in there.

    The building is being remodeled . . . SLOWLY . . . so no telling when it will open.
     
  4. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    AT the moment, i guess Gugliamo owned the hoods, fans, and equipment, which they had ripped out last week. While they may be moving slowly at the moment, I have seen restaurants go from a vacant warehouse with nothing more than an idea of a restaurant to a busy restaurant in less than 90 days. Shades has yet to advertise a new location, which they should be doing if they are moving anytime soon.
     
  5. Camp Creek Kid

    Camp Creek Kid Christini Zambini

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    Yes, I agree they should advertise. A friend who owns a local restaurant told me about the Shades move and I'm assuming he knows what is going on, but since I haven't seen any signs or anything, I'm not 100% positive (I realize that I could be spreading gossip if it isn't true :oops: ). The reason I said they were slow is because Tuscany Grill closed in September, but they've been doing noticeable work in there for only the past 4 weeks.
     
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  6. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    Gossip and rumors are rarely seen on message boards. :floor:
     
  7. southof30A

    southof30A Beach Lover

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    Good news on the impending move. That will give Spunky Noodle some casual dining competition on the east end of 30A.
     
  8. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    I like the Noodle. I also liked Tuscany Grill too. Sorry to see it go but it was pretty pricy. :cool:
     
  9. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    For those of you who don't know, the "spunky" noodle is really the Spicy Noodle.
     
  10. FoX

    FoX Beach Fanatic

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    Thanks for posting. :clap_1:
     
  11. phdphay

    phdphay Beach Fanatic

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    I spoke to the manager at Shades, and he says that it's not true that Shades is moving. However, I have also heard rumors that Seaside is trying to squeeze out all of the businesses in their low-rise structures so that they can tear them down and build high-rise structures to make more efficient use of incredibly escalated real estate values along 30A.

    Nevertheless, I hope that the manager at Shade's is being straightforward with us. Shades serves a great fish sandwich and a great catch salad at reasonable prices, and the bar is a fun place to eat and watch sports (and escape the massive number of annoyingly loud rug-rats with their cloyingly adoring parents who frequent Seaside). Somehow I don't think that the ambiance at an Inlet Beach location would be as fun.

    Don't get me wrong. I like children, but somehow the parents who bring their children to Seaside appear to think that they have the most adorable children on the planet (even as they allow these children run loops around the tables and scream for more ketchup, much to the displeasure of other diners).
     
  12. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    This is a problem! We always make sure the little Otters have Gameboys, books, something to keep them busy. Heck, we have even pulled off Cafe 30A with them and even received complements on their behavior :oops: :cool:
     
  13. Rita

    Rita margarita brocolia

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    Although we enjoy the Seaside shops, we have found the area overrun with bikes riding on sidewalks, :eek: Some other town centers along 30-A do not allow bike riding and skateboarding on the sidewalks. Thanks to them!
     
  14. Cork On the Ocean

    Cork On the Ocean directionally challenged

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    So does anyone know what happened to Tuscany Grill? Is it a gone thing? I loved that place :clap_1: and much better than Onano down this way. Not many reasonable and tasty places on the east end and having been raised in an Italian family, the spices at the noodle aren't what I grew up with. They give me indigestion and the service was real slow last time I was there. Been meaning to try Blue by Night , anyone have comments on them?
     
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    Yup, it's a gone thing :sosad: We really liked it too. Blue By Night Is real good. You'll probably need reservations for an outdoor table. :cool:
     
  16. Smiling JOe

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    Tuscany Grill is gone, but Gugliamo has several other restaurants in the area. The closest one to Grayton is located in the little strip mall on the north side of Hwy 98, west of Hwy 393. The name of the restuarant is Gugliamo's. (I may be butchering the name.) It is a white table cloth restaurant -- a bit wierd for a strip mall, but the food is Italian and rather tasty, yet pricey. Another restaurant of his is located in the Outlet Stores, and it is more casual. I cannot remember the name, but it is easy to recognize.
     
  17. Camp Creek Kid

    Camp Creek Kid Christini Zambini

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    Ciao Bello Pizza
     
  18. beachmouse

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    Ciao Bella gets our vote for best pizza in the area.
     
  19. Cork On the Ocean

    Cork On the Ocean directionally challenged

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    Didnt know they were the same owners as Tuscany. Now I know why I liked it so much
     
  20. Seasider

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    The Shades manager I spoke to said it is true that they have the Tuscany Grill spot, but would like to keep their restaurant in Seaside, as well. They have requested renewal of their lease and their fate is up to the landlord, SCDC.
     

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