Damon's Grill closes

Damon's Grill closes

There are 167 comments on the Evening Sun story from Dec 30, 2009, titled Damon's Grill closes. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Damon s Grill on Eisenhower Drive in Hanover recently closed its doors, citing a poor economy.

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The Martini Sisters

Cockeysville, MD

#21 Dec 30, 2009
Oh no, we just found the only bartender in Hanover that knows how to make a decent dirty martini there. Lisa, Lisa, where are you! Not to worry, we will find you.
Never Again

Camp Hill, PA

#22 Dec 30, 2009
Ate there once and ordered 1/2 ribs, they were burned. When I told my poor server, she replied that I wasn't the only customer to complain. Didn't get anything off check and didn't eat the ribs. That is a kitchen issue, not a server issue. Let's give credit where credit is do! Poor quality food + poor management + poor customer relations = LOST BUSINESS
amp88

Middletown, PA

#23 Dec 30, 2009
Thank goodness for Texas Roadhouse, eat there all the time ever since they opened, I never really have a bad experience at Damons but wife did and we never went back.
Same old same old

Grand Rapids, MI

#24 Dec 30, 2009
Glen Dorsey wrote:
The Hanover building has already been sold and another restaurant will be moving in shortly.
I find that hard to believe with all the other empty buildings around town. I also heard Boscov's and Target were coming to town. You can't believe everything you hear.

Live a little and you'll see how life works one day.
Bangme

Mount Holly Springs, PA

#25 Dec 30, 2009
Damons fan wrote:
Don't blame the servers. It was bad management all the way around. The servers did what they could. On ights they had something going on, people would come in and order water and eat the rolls and then not tip. Don't expect good service if you don't tip. I think it is awful they put all these people out of work. How many of them bought Christmas presents for their kids on credit thinking they could pay it off next month? Really sad.
I tip for good service and don't tip ($0.00) for bad service. Good service didn't exist at Damon's, and neither did my tips.
Same old same old

Grand Rapids, MI

#26 Dec 30, 2009
Never Again wrote:
Ate there once and ordered 1/2 ribs, they were burned. When I told my poor server, she replied that I wasn't the only customer to complain. Didn't get anything off check and didn't eat the ribs. That is a kitchen issue, not a server issue. Let's give credit where credit is do! Poor quality food + poor management + poor customer relations = LOST BUSINESS
No, the problem is that no one regulates how many eateries there are in an area. There are only so many people who eat out on a regular basis, building more restaurants won't get more people to go out and eat, it just gives the ones out there more to choose from.

Back in the day, no one ate dinner out on a regular basis, only specail occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. And that is still the only time we go out.

Don't fall into thier trap kiddo... just because there are hundreds of places to eat does not mean you have to try them all. Eat at home and save money.
Facts

Baltimore, MD

#27 Dec 30, 2009
Same old same old wrote:
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No, the problem is that no one regulates how many eateries there are in an area.
Why would anyone ever consider this to be a problem? It's kind of funny that this area is so Republican, yet there are continually people posting on here on how they want the government to decide what business should be allowed to open, when and where.

It's called the free market. I'm sorry it offends your sensibilities that people enjoy eating out more than they did 40 years ago. We only do once or twice a month, but that doesn't mean I look down on those who choose to do it more often.

Damon's was hit or miss. Regardless, I would never revel in people losing their jobs and a business closing down.
Facts

Baltimore, MD

#28 Dec 30, 2009
Same old same old wrote:
<quoted text>
I find that hard to believe with all the other empty buildings around town. I also heard Boscov's and Target were coming to town. You can't believe everything you hear.
Live a little and you'll see how life works one day.
Target is. The project is a little behind schedule, but is still going to happen as of now. I was talking with a guy with some connection to the construction of it just last week.
Here We Go Again

Grand Rapids, MI

#29 Dec 30, 2009
Just what we need, another abandoned building in Hanover. It's not the economy, it's a Hanover thing. You don't see this in any other town. Bring that up at the next town-hall meeting.
the real deal

Lansdale, PA

#30 Dec 30, 2009
The Martini Sisters wrote:
Oh no, we just found the only bartender in Hanover that knows how to make a decent dirty martini there. Lisa, Lisa, where are you! Not to worry, we will find you.
There is a great martini bar in York at the Colosseo...best drinks in the world there!
TIRED

Upper Darby, PA

#31 Dec 30, 2009
I dont see the other eateries on Eisenhower having patronage issues. DAMON's in Hanover was awful and it was due to poor management, sorry a** kitchen crew, and thoughtless servers. The ecomonomy has nothing to do with it!
Same old same old

Grand Rapids, MI

#32 Dec 30, 2009
Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would anyone ever consider this to be a problem? It's kind of funny that this area is so Republican, yet there are continually people posting on here on how they want the government to decide what business should be allowed to open, when and where.
Maybe the local officials should stop being so greedy and wanting all the money needed for permits, taxes and everything else when a new business comes to town. Maybe they should stop and ask, "Do we really need another restaurant or strip mall?" The greed of the local government IS part of the problem. They allow things to get built that should not get built because of dirty backdoor politics.

Damon's closed for a reason. Opening something new, but hiring all the old Damon's employees to work there won't fix a thing.

Since: Sep 09

Chambersburg, PA

#33 Dec 30, 2009
hmm wrote:
<quoted text>
the employees at Hanover did not know they were closing until that morning - so the gift card sales weren't their fault.
There is a DAmon's in York that wil honor the gift cards.

Since: Sep 09

Chambersburg, PA

#34 Dec 30, 2009
TIRED wrote:
I dont see the other eateries on Eisenhower having patronage issues. DAMON's in Hanover was awful and it was due to poor management, sorry **** kitchen crew, and thoughtless servers. The ecomonomy has nothing to do with it!
Staff can only be as good as the management. 99% of all business failures are due to poor management.
judy

Salisbury, MD

#35 Dec 30, 2009
I hope the new owners of the future bistro type resturaunts are listening and PAYING ATTENTION to what locals are saying, it is was i have been telling you, high class fancy names for food with high prices and bad service!!! A bad combination for a meat and potato town, keep it simple, remember, hanover is a majority meat and potato town, keep the fancy bistros in larger cities!!
nicole

Harrisburg, PA

#36 Dec 30, 2009
A Rational Person wrote:
<quoted text>There is a DAmon's in York that wil honor the gift cards.
too bad Damon's in York closed also! read the article!
am in pa

United States

#37 Dec 30, 2009
A Rational Person wrote:
<quoted text>There is a DAmon's in York that wil honor the gift cards.
They closed too! It's Harrisburg or Park City - over an hour away! Who wants to drive that far for a dumb meal?!?! But if you don't want to lose out on your gift card, you don't have much of a choice.

Since: Sep 09

Chambersburg, PA

#38 Dec 30, 2009
Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would anyone ever consider this to be a problem? It's kind of funny that this area is so Republican, yet there are continually people posting on here on how they want the government to decide what business should be allowed to open, when and where.
It's called the free market. I'm sorry it offends your sensibilities that people enjoy eating out more than they did 40 years ago. We only do once or twice a month, but that doesn't mean I look down on those who choose to do it more often.
Damon's was hit or miss. Regardless, I would never revel in people losing their jobs and a business closing down.
i doubt that it is the Republicans that are advocating the government control of the businesses. Again i think that a business that can't get the management right should and will fail. i hope to see a new business come in and put these people back to work and provide another service to the public. I like to eat out and it is a pleasure to do so. it relieves stress and provides a place for friends to gather and not have to worry about what is being severed or having to clean up afterwards. i know that a place that has good food and good service will succeed no matter where it is.

Since: Sep 09

Chambersburg, PA

#39 Dec 30, 2009
nicole wrote:
<quoted text>
too bad Damon's in York closed also! read the article!
Ahhhhh i didn't see that. i haven't been in sometime so i didn't know the York store closed too. What about the one in Mechanicsburg?

Since: Sep 09

Chambersburg, PA

#40 Dec 30, 2009
I just saw the post about the one in Harrisburg/Mechanicsburg. I guess Damon's was just bad news everywhere.

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