Friday, August 22, 2008

Commonwealth is packed!

Some friends and I went by Commonwealth on Wednesday at about 8:45 pm, and it was packed! There was a 45 minute wait, and there were tons of people at the bar too. Good sign for that place, as well as the other new places coming, like Zinnia (Mediterranean Caribbean) and Sake Club (Sushi/Japanese).

I also emailed owner Jamie Leeds about being closed Mondays, here's her response:

"We plan on opening on Mondays in the future, but for a new restaurant opening it serves the staff best to have a day off."

8 comments:

  1. There's been a bunch of griping about the prices, beer selection, etc. at Commonwealth, but frankly, I'm loving the place. I've been there many times since it opened, and I've really enjoyed it. Good to hear they will be open on Mondays eventually and I've been told by the bartenders that brunch will start in another month or so.

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  2. The Commonwealth formula works. And its hearty menu will become more enticing in the fast approaching cooler months. Zinnia, as its sign says, will serve new Caribbean cuisine. I cannot wait for that Richmond-based organic grocer to open across the street!

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  3. Good news; I can't wait to try it. Speaking of restaurants, what the heck is going on with Royal Blue in the Kenyon Square building? Nothing seems to have happened there in 9 months or more.

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  4. According to the Heights Life, the Royal Blue space is still sparse, but they say they'll be open in the fall.

    http://theheightslife.blogspot.com/2008/08/finally-some-news-on-royal-blue-bistro.html

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  5. When is Sake Club opening? And when did the organic grocery store confirm?

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  6. Anon, not sure about Sake Club, and the organic grocery hasn't confirmed as far as I know.

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  7. So much for the nay-sayers saying it'd never last. I haven't been yet, but I look forward to eating there soon. (I'm trying to catch it when it's not so crowded!)

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