Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Italian Restaurant closes...

Hey all,

Sorry for yet another hiatus but I'm back -- finally! One reader commented that I'm a "lazy blogger", which is somewhat correct as I've been known to get lazy every now and then :)

Well, I stopped down to Don Parmesan's along McKnight Road in Ross Towne Center recently and noticed that they have shut their doors. There was a sign posted that said along the lines of "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to open).

This note could mean a variety of things. The restaurant could have went out of business or it could be simply a problem with an utility. At this point, I'm unsure if they have closed for good. This story is developing.

It's great to be back!

Working to keep you posted...

11 comments:

Melanie said...

Interesting... I found it really suspicious when my family and I visited Don Parmesan's after their fire...an event that supposedly prompted them to remodel. From what I could see, the interior of the restaurant was unchanged - not even the curtains were replaced. (Wouldn't they have been damaged by the smoke?) I just thought it was odd.

Anonymous said...

A friend told me she actually saw the manager as he was padlocking the door and only muttered something about a problem with their "lease". I do agree with Melanie - something is definitely suspicious with this closing.

Anonymous said...

As a former employee of the restaurant, I was notified on June 8 that the closing was due to a lease issue witha greedy landlord. The landlord is trying to close everyone so that he can sell to Walmart.

Paul said...

Why would the that be the case since Ross Township pretty much caved to the anti-Walmart buffoons and killed their plan to build?

Walmart gave up their option to buy the McKrackin site so why would they be interested is buying property next to it?

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Circuit City, Panera and the furniture store will be a little harder to "kick out" by a greedy landlord. I somehow doubt that WalMart would be looking to get that land as well but I guess you never know.

blackandgoldforums.net said...

the site where Walmart wants to build could be helped if they were able to buy the mall next to it, in which they could connect the two, so the walmart site would have access to a traffic light.

Melanie said...

It seems that most of your readers are pro-Walmart, but anti-Aldi. I'm not sure what the difference is. Is it that you can buy ammo and nascar decals at Walmart? Shoot, I love me some ammo and nascar! I need to get one of dem dar backwards italicized 8 stickers for my car. I'll put it right smack up against my neked woman sticker. If a Walmart doesn't set up shop soon, I'm gonna have to drive my pickup truck really far to get my ammo.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I'm the opposite.
I don't mind Aldi being in the area. My family shops there and they have great deals on good food. Of course some of the stuff is not worth it but overall it's another grocery store.
Wal-mart on the other hand brings a load of baggage with it. You'll never see Aldi creating a traffic nightmare (and yes McKnight can get much worse).

Paul said...

"You'll never see Aldi creating a traffic nightmare."

In other words, people actually shop at Walmart.

Walmart and Aldi's are nothing a like, nothing at all. Walmart offer a variety of services under one roof - you can drop your car off for an oil change or tire, pick up clothes, name brand electronics, furniture, garden supplies, groceries, get your nails done, and eye exam and glasses/contacts, $4 prescription - you can pretty much get anything you need at a Walmart Super Center and save money doing it.

If people want to shop at Aldi's I have no issue with it, personally I don't like most of the brands the carry, but my biggest problem with them is the unsightly nature of most of their stores and the general disregard the shoppers there have for the neighborhoods.

I've never been to the Aldi's in Ross but the ones I have been to had parking lots strewn with litter mostly from the bags and boxes shoppers bring with them and browsing the isle felt like picking through a garbage dump as customers would tear open cases and scatter the packaging and items all around.

Anonymous said...

The aldi in Ross is very nice, but I do see your point; the one on rt 8 is hideous. But, again look where it is at.

I'm all for saving a buck, but I am anti-walmart for the most part. I can get mostly everything I need at Target with regards to non-grocery items. If you coupon shop at shopnsave or giant eagle and pay attention to the sales you can do just about the same as walmart.

Anonymous said...

Wow...Thanks be to God that I don't live in the North Hills, I can't believe the amount of classist vitriol on this website.