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Old 12-02-2023, 09:27 AM   #1
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Default Downtown Grille - status?

Does anyone have insight into the status of the Downtown Grille in Wolfeboro?

They closed what was a thriving business about a year ago, for renovations (though it's not clear why they were needed. The facility, at least from a customer point of view, was very nice). They said they were going to reopen in March 2023. March became June. Then June became ???.

We were at The Wicked Loon about a month ago and the waitress told us they were going to start offering the Grille breakfast menu there soon. No sign of that yet either.

As stated above, the Grille was always busy and seemed to be one of the few that actually maintained a good offseason business. No clear why they closed.
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Old 12-02-2023, 09:33 AM   #2
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You have hit the nail on the head - almost everyone is asking the same questions and has the same opinion of the Grille as you. There was a flurry of activity, then nothing, then another flurry, and now, back to nothing. Very strange.
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Old 12-02-2023, 10:08 AM   #3
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You have hit the nail on the head - almost everyone is asking the same questions and has the same opinion of the Grille as you. There was a flurry of activity, then nothing, then another flurry, and now, back to nothing. Very strange.
Yes. They keeps saying it is going to open?????
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Old 12-02-2023, 11:46 AM   #4
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Seems that at some point shortly after the then-owner closed it for renovations in March — things like upgraded electric systems —with planned reopening in the summer, it was sold to Localtopia Hosptiality Group, which also owns Localtopia, The Wicked Loan, and Bayberry. By May, it became gut renovation and major reinvention; Localtopia was still saying summer 2023, which was obviously much too optimistic.

. https://www.facebook.com/downtowngri...stjHqHr1LYjxel

“The Downtown Grill will be shutting down this Monday, March 20th for renovations. We are updating our electrical and HVAC systems and some of our kitchen equipment. The extent of the necessary electrical work unfortunately means we will have to temporarily pause our operations. We appreciate all the support from our community throughout the years and will be working very hard to get back up and running as soon as possible.”

May 12: . https://www.facebook.com/downtowngri...diW8yJwo4hnEkl

“Hi all - thanks for your comments! Like most, we also loved the Downtown Grille and will be reintroducing much of the same great menu. We are excited to be offering a full service sit down breakfast and lunch along with a coffee/cocktail bar! Future plans include expanding to the second floor and offering a family focused dinner menu with a relaxed, casual vibe. Air conditioning will be served with all meals.”
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