Riverview closes after 11 years

Riverview closes after 11 years

There are 39 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Dec 31, 2010, titled Riverview closes after 11 years. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

One of downtown Brattleboro's most scenic restaurants is closing its doors after more than a decade in business.

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flat lander

United States

#21 Dec 31, 2010
even MELODY makes my scratch look good next to Melody's. Mike was right when he said I was no good and I believe him now that I have reviewed my police records and the Brat. retreat notes and drugs. oh boy a new year to start over again
Mossy

United States

#22 Dec 31, 2010
It's apparent "Bob" that you have an underlying issue with owner. I have at there many times and the food has been good. The service was above average seeing that the servers were very busy. I will miss the great views of the river and awesome summer nights. Good luck to the riverview cafe friends and family. "Bob" can go back to the rear end he crawled out of. You loser
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#23 Dec 31, 2010
Hey Flat Lander, the FBI got any records on you?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#24 Dec 31, 2010
Melody wrote:
Does Mr Mulligan have anything positive to ever say about anything.
I am in love with you Melody!
truth teller

Little Rock, AR

#25 Dec 31, 2010
It is sad that this and many other business are closing or had been closed in the last few years. I have read several opionions that this is because of the economy, hate to tell you but the economy is hurting everywhere but this is not not happening everywhere. I travel out to long island all the time and as I write this comment new buildings, homes, and business are being built, it is no wonder why young people are gettine out of Vermont when they have the chance. Get out while you have a chance, i can only hope that when my daughter gets old enough she will leave this tourist state so she can have a better life and visit Vermont when she wants some syrup, picture of a cow, but not to live.
Scott

Newton Center, MA

#26 Dec 31, 2010
Ate there a couple times but wasn't impressed. They had no horseraddish for their onion rings- can you imagine!? Just some blah sauce. Rick's Tavern still has the best rings AND h.r. sauce.
The Vermont Country Deli has no tables and hard to park at but with their awesome sesame chicken and the location they should continue to thrive.

The view of the river & Wantasticut from Alici's end is better, but that place was for the kind that drinks martinis--eeuuh.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#27 Dec 31, 2010
I had a talk with two restaurant people today. One was a Turkish pizza and grinder maker form Putney. I was reminded Alici was also Turkish. These guys were very nice people.

Basically we went into the depression...this area didnít originally feel anything. About two years ago business fell off a cliff and hasnít recovered. This area was the last to fall off the cliff and will be the last to recover.

They question is, how deep is the hole...

If it takes two years to dig the hole, will it be another two years to fill in the hole?

If your restaurant caters to the rich...you are unaffected. Anyone else business has drastically changed for the worst...
Bob

Dover, NH

#28 Dec 31, 2010
The Truth wrote:
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Wow Bob, what a put down. you really nailed me there. Does anybody know what he's talking about. I suppose the ISP you use somehow has some bearing on the Vermont economy.
No, just a polite way to say that you're a moron.
Mossy

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#29 Dec 31, 2010
"Bob" you are a real moran. I would love to punch you in your face
mac gordon

Brattleboro, VT

#30 Jan 1, 2011
Why does almost every Topix posting have to deriorate in to a battle of the trolls?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#31 Jan 1, 2011
Tell me about it?
From Vernon

Dover, NH

#32 Jan 1, 2011
Mossy wrote:
It's apparent "Bob" that you have an underlying issue with owner. I have at there many times and the food has been good. The service was above average seeing that the servers were very busy. I will miss the great views of the river and awesome summer nights. Good luck to the riverview cafe friends and family. "Bob" can go back to the rear end he crawled out of. You loser
I wouldn't know the owner if he was standing in front of me. The only time I went in there the service was BAD and the food was average at best. It was pretty easy to decide after that one trip that a second trip wasn't going to happen better service and food could be had elsewhere for the same or less money IE Applebees.

Its easy to blame the bad economy when a poorly run business fails, but lets be honest about why this (and many other) business fail.
Golly

Dover, NH

#33 Jan 1, 2011
We all know that the predictions about it's demise started the first week it was open. That does not, however, make the tragedy of another restaurant closing any less of a tragedy.

That is three restaurants in the last couple of months to close. I have to believe the economy has something to do with it.

One man's loss may be another man's gain. Hopefully someone else with a better idea will step in and keep this alive. Great spot and great view even if the parking is awful.

I vote steak and sea food.
Scott

Newton Center, MA

#34 Jan 1, 2011
'Battle of the Trolls'-nyuk nyuk, Hollyweird should make the flick in 3-D eh?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#35 Jan 1, 2011
I thought you were going to blame the international banksters.
Scott

Newton Center, MA

#36 Jan 1, 2011
mike mulligan wrote:
I thought you were going to blame the international banksters.
-For trolls, and their enablers like you mike? nah I blame them for themselves. But speakin of New World Order banksters, one of the last things to happen at the River Garden lately was the appearance there of phony politrickster & lawyerscum Pat Leahy, that bigtime supporter of the NWO's growing police state & co-author of the USA PAT-riot Act. He was there showing off his photos of evil people he hanged out with, like in one pic of Bush signing the PAT. Act with Pat Leahy proudly standing behind him taking pics, and ones of his other fellow terrorists like Madeline Albright and Nelson Mandela etc.

I was there and wearing my 'Investigate 911' shirt, and upon finishing showing off and describing the last of his pics, I said to the traitorscum: "You know senator, ironically it's photographic & video evidence that is just part of the overwhelming proof that the 9/11 attacks didn't happen the way we were told." He didn't respond but continued to schmooze his sheeple supporters there signing autographs. I asked folks there if they could recall Leahy ever having a public forum/town hall meeting where his constituents could exercise their 1st Amendment right to redress of grievences. No one can cuz he's like a god on Mt. Olympus who doesn't come down to meet with the 'little people' except for when he can have them faun over him like with the photo show garbage.
You probably helped him get re-elected dincha mikey?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#37 Jan 1, 2011
I don't like him...but he has got that I am the every man Vermonter down pat.

You gotta be a birther too!!!
Brattleboro Taxachusetts

Portland, ME

#38 Jan 1, 2011
This town taxes everyone out of business. Landlords and the best restaurants. For what? Town jobs and overbudget departments? 65K ice makers at an ice rink a handful of people use? Now a machine to clear the ice? What is wrong with this town? No budgeting - all spending. Throw the bums out. And freeze salaries. What will happen if you do? Will they quit their cushey jobs? No. If they do, what will happen? Someone will be happy to take those jobs for less. Stop the bleeding spending. Do your jobs select people. Only secure jobs in this town are teachers and town jobs. Eveyone else can pay for them. That isn't right.
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#39 Jan 1, 2011
This is going on all around the nation?

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