I knew the Italian restaurant Cucci Momma’s in Belford on 36 was in trouble when they put up a sign selling breakfast. Within a month or two, they were done.
So, the fourth or fifth place in that spot in the last 10 years has bitten the dust, and now a Mediterranean grill named “Grill 36” will be opening up in what is probably one of the largest restaurant graveyards in the bayshore area. It is neither here nor there. Just a mile or so from the old Wild Scallion. Nothing can survive except for TSTBBQ and they too would be unknown if not attached to the mini golf course.
Not even a fishery (it was once Schooner’s) in this seafood heavy area lasted longer than a year or two, and they are going to aim for Mediterranean? Stuff like this just pisses me off-- kind of like that half Thai half American BBQ joint opening in Airport Plaza sometime soon. Just mind-boggling stuff. Does anyone learn?
I always say I never wish failure on any business because I too would love to have a restaurant, but you really have to wonder at the disillusionment some have in selecting a location.
I give them 8 months. Over/under?