Chateau Rose closed, upscale and pricey doesn't work here
Posted in the Spring Hill Forum
#1 Jun 23, 2013
No surprise but Chateau Rose closed, joining Anitas and others who try to offer an upscale dining experience in Spring Hill.
It doesn't work here.
Don't these people research before opening up? Know your demographics, this isn't Sarasota.
If you want to compete with the chains as an independent you need to open places that offer good food, nothing too fancy at reasonable prices.
There just isn't the market here for upscale, as Chateau Rose proved once again.
#2 Jun 23, 2013
poor fools only live here
sad sacks migrate here
#3 Jun 23, 2013
never ate their fare
no loss me told
#4 Jun 26, 2013
spring hill is fatties in flip flops
red lobster is fine dining to them
#5 Jun 26, 2013
the operators were greedy
greed goes to failure
next try be real
#6 Jun 27, 2013
How exactly were they greedy? Please explain that comment.
The fact is Spring Hill is mostly made up of retired blue collar workers from the north who moved here due to the cost of living being cheaper, and now working class blue collar people.
They just don't want or have the $$$$ to spend on eating out. They want chain restaurants that offer deals like kids eat free or buy one get one free dinners.
Do you expect $7 dinners at an upscale place? LOL.
The problem wasn't greed, the problem was they picked the wrong area to open up in.
As I said, this aint Sarasota.
Amazes me that people don't research an area first, CR is just another in a long line of restaurants that closed here due to trying to make something work in an area that doesn't have the correct demographics.
You don't serve filet mignon when they want ground round.
#7 Jun 27, 2013
LOOKING TO MAKE BIG BUCK and ignoring those guys wh0 aint got it
#8 Jun 27, 2013
Brian's place down on Shoal Line ...
#9 Jun 27, 2013
How do you explain the success of Brian's Place, Salute, et al.
I wonder if you were ever in Chateau Rose.
The area’s competitive environment can have a huge impact on a restaurant’s success or failure, particularly if the owner is unable to differentiate her establishment from the competition, particularly where the restaurant population is dense. Larger restaurants, especially chains owned by corporations, tend to be open longer and have a higher success rate than smaller restaurants. Restaurants that are able to identify trends and change rapidly to meet consumers’ needs tend to thrive, as do those with solid management and accounting.
#10 Jun 27, 2013
we think that "because" it becomes so
"so" is "so" only if it aint "snow"
so - go
you are a buch of funcks
#11 Jun 27, 2013
Salute is not that pricey, it is another Italian restaurant in Spring Hill.
Restaurants like Anitas(which closed in 6 months)and Chateau Rose were too upscale and pricey for Spring Hill.
What is so hard to understand? And you yourself said "meet consumer's needs". well in this area that means restaurant that are medium priced.
It's called knowing your audience.
Don't offer and charge for champagne when the crowd wants beer.
#12 Jun 28, 2013
Yes, Chateau Rose from what I heard, made fabulous meals, sobert to cleanse the pallet, between entrees, but $80.00 for two is a little much even for Spring HIll, the parking was terrible, they wanted reservations only, I knew that they wouldn't make it, as alot of retirees don't go out after dark, heck, some won't even go out after 4PM.
I try to stay away from the chains, Applebee's on County Line Rd. I got a bug in my salad and the manager laughed at me, said bugs are always flying around the dining room, well, if thats the case I don't want to eat there and I haven't been back since. Some of the breakfast/lunch places serve decent food, but not open for dinner. I'm waiting for Thousand Island Cafe to open to see what they have to offer, again breakfast and lunch only, heard he's not open on Sunday either, stopped in to see when he'd open, very nasty man, he said when I'm ready and asked me to leave his property. So if this is any indication of whats to come.
Sad also that Pit Boss also closed, I thought they served decent BBQ, didn't go in often, but it was a change from the usual fare. La Cena on Deltona also closed. The Chinese Buffet on Mariner was shut down by the board of health, dirty, roaches, electrical shocks from the buffet tables.
Happy eating everyone.
#13 Jun 28, 2013
forget these turd bird places that oink
#14 Jun 30, 2013
$80 for two in Spring Hill isn't going to fly and it didn't...LOL.
The retirees as you said many don't drive after dark, and even if they have money don't like parting with it. I stood behind a very well dressed elderly man who was arguing with the clerk over not being able to use some coupon. It was ridiculous for 99 cents.
Than you have your younger people who are for the most part doing low skilled blue collar or service industry jobs, when you're making $9 an hour, you're not dropping that kind of money for dinner.
Haven't heard of Thousand Island Cafe, is that opening where Chateau Rose was? I wouldn't patronize the place if that is how the talks to customers. And foolish not to be open on Sundays.
Anita's which lasted exactly 6 months, wasn't open on Sundays either. Than towards the end she opened Sundays.
But she was also too pricey for this area.
I don't like chains either, but they're popular here. The people in this area aren't going to pay $80 for two, they want $80 for at least four or more.
#15 Jun 30, 2013
not open yet and new owner already insulting futures who try to say hello
name is off a stale bottle left behind by last owners
try SUSIE'S near the YMCA on Mariner less than week old and GOOD
#16 Jun 30, 2013
Thousand Island Cafe is going into the old The Restaurant on 19 and Toucan Trail, he's been remodeling for months, won't hire any of the old help that used to work there.
Have been to the new Susie's Grill on Mariner Blvd next to the Y, open 7 days a week, serving, breakfast, lunch and dinner, so far, very good, excellent prices and the food is good.
#17 Jul 1, 2013
Is the Boat House across the street still open?
#18 Jul 1, 2013
Oh OK, thanks.
I noticed they painted the roof and the outside. Went by last week and NO ONE was working on any remodeling, this was during the week around 2pm. All the sign says is COMING SOON....LOL....that tells you nothing. It has said COMING SOON for months.
He is very foolish not to do dinner or be open on Sundays, being on 19 that is a high traffic area, plus he would get back if he played his cards right the regulars from The Restaurant.
If you're a restaurant on 19 you should be doing dinner.
From the way he treated you and the fact that he won't hire back old staff who lost their jobs, I don't think we will be patronizing his establishment.
He is stupid, because seeing familiar faces would bring in the old customers from The Restaurant, so you start off with a customer base.
He sounds like a nasty piece of goods, not too smart when you're in the service industry.
I give him 6 months.
Suzie's Grill sounds good.
#19 Jul 1, 2013
Sorry Run but your a little lost
ain't no such neighbor ---- like Island Park to LONG BEACH
When you arriving?
#20 Jul 1, 2013
On Shoal Line Blvd, perhaps at Hermosama, is that bar still there? It was Harry's. Last it was the Boat House. If you answer me I'll buy you a new hat. T.Y.!
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