City welcomes Texas-style eatery

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Opening a $3 million restaurant in the midst of an economic slump didn't phase Alan Kaplan.

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Bronson

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Nov 8, 2008
 
Can't wait to go try this place. As for expanding and going upstairs, he should make it a blues club for Friday and Saturday nights. This area needs one real bad, the clubs are hurting. No more Sit-N-Bull, Stone Church. Tupelo is doing well, and Dantes Marlboro is a hot spot, but would really like to see something close to home.
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Burlington, MA

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#2
Nov 8, 2008
 
there should definitely be a music venue upstairs, though it'll never compare to evo's in its prime in my opinion.
Corey

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#4
Nov 8, 2008
 
A blues club upstairs would be great, but we need some pool tables downtown!

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Since: Aug 08

Lowell, MA

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#5
Nov 8, 2008
 
we need a blues club with a jam night, no more good jam nights anywhere. BBQ restaurants and Texas Blues go together nicely, I was in Texas from 78-81 near Austin. That's what it was all about, bring back the roadhouse.
LoWeLL 4 LifE

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Nov 8, 2008
 
Corey wrote:
A blues club upstairs would be great, but we need some pool tables downtown!
A pool hall downtown would be a goldmine.Live bands, flat screen tv's, air hockey, pub food.
Corey

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Nov 8, 2008
 
LoWeLL 4 LifE wrote:
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A pool hall downtown would be a goldmine.Live bands, flat screen tv's, air hockey, pub food.
I've heard it suggested that the potential unholy union of yuppies and thugs is what keeps it from happening.

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Since: Jul 08

Lowell MA

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#8
Nov 8, 2008
 
So has any one been there yet? How is the food?
LoWeLL 4 LifE

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Nov 8, 2008
 
Corey wrote:
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I've heard it suggested that the potential unholy union of yuppies and thugs is what keeps it from happening.
It's the senior citizens who keep it from happening. If they would just die already or move the hell out of downtown and let the city and business owners make some $$$$.Everytime someone opens a bar or restaurant the seniors or yuppies who just moved here from Cambridge complain to the city council.Merrimack street should be lined with bars and restaurants.I hate to say it, but this city could learn something from Manchester NH.Downtown Manchester is hoppin' while downtown Lowell is floppin'.

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Since: Aug 08

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#10
Nov 8, 2008
 
you know if you took the "eLL 4" your name would make more sense, why is it there anyhow, what the eLL 4?

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Nov 8, 2008
 
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Nov 8, 2008
 
A Texas style restaurant comes to town, and a convenience store a few towns away gets held up by the Lone Ranger.
Coincidence?

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#14
Nov 10, 2008
 
I will try this place again but I wasn't at all pleased with the beef ribs or the baby back. The bar service was very slow but I'll attribute that to just opening and getting to know the place.
LoWeLL 4 LifE

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#15
Nov 10, 2008
 
Does this place serve those oversized Margaritas like alot of other Texas themed restaurants?

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#16
Nov 10, 2008
 
No their Margaritas are the smallest I've seen and they don't like to actually put alcohol in their drinks but they do like to charge alot for them!
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Nov 10, 2008
 
Lowell Politics Stink wrote:
No their Margaritas are the smallest I've seen and they don't like to actually put alcohol in their drinks but they do like to charge alot for them!
Thanks for the heads up.When I go I'll bring a couple nips of tequila and add it to my Margarita.
Texas Pete

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Nov 10, 2008
 
LoWeLL 4 LifE wrote:
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A pool hall downtown would be a goldmine.Live bands, flat screen tv's, air hockey, pub food.
A gold mine for who?, the thugs and hoodlers that dominate the area?
northshore foody

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#19
Nov 13, 2008
 
We loved this place! The space is beautiful and the food was delicious and reasonably priced! We are already fans of the Brookline venue, and now we'll definately go back to the Lowell one too!
against it

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Nov 13, 2008
 
Corey wrote:
A blues club upstairs would be great, but we need some pool tables downtown!
POOL TABLES??? Then all the hoodlums are going to go there, and then everyones gonna complain when they can't enjoy the food cause there is crazies, and murders, and drug deals all over?
Corey

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Nov 13, 2008
 
against it wrote:
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POOL TABLES??? Then all the hoodlums are going to go there, and then everyones gonna complain when they can't enjoy the food cause there is crazies, and murders, and drug deals all over?
Well, nobody's been killed at the pool hall above Lowell Beer Works yet. Maybe if there was more to do downtown than eat, the types of people that hang out downtown would change for the better.

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