Doomed Restaurant Spot Tries Again!

@MarymargII (11622)
Toronto, Ontario
June 4, 2019 9:03pm CST
Have you ever noticed that some spots for business or new restaurants are doomed to go out after a certain amount of time? There's a certain building here that has had a new restaurant for what seems to be every six months for years now. We have gotten used to seeing each new restaurant try it's best to get going but to no avail. Before long it's gone. Such a sad scene. We've gotten so we are now even afraid to try out any new ones as we already presume it will be bad. You'd think when they find out how many went out of business before them they wouldn't open there. But perhaps the building owners give each business "an offer they can't refuse". Anyhow there is hope for the latest business to open it's doors at that particular spot. And this time it's not a restaurant--They've learned their lesson---It's a Real Estate Office. Pixabay free images
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• Preston, England
19 Jun
possibly potential customers associate the building too much with the failed business and don't give the new one a decent chance
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
22 Jun
I believe you are right in this aspect for sure. They say oh here we go again??
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• Preston, England
24 Jun
@MarymargII it does happen. I have suggested bars to friends who reply that they dislike them from a previous visit even though it turns out that last time they went there was 20 years ago
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
25 Jun
@arthurchappell True and they'll always associate that experience with that location unfortunately. Guess the only thing that will change their mind is a good experience at the same location. haha!
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@DianneN (122414)
• United States
18 Jun
Funny you mentioned that. There is one not far from us that opened twice and failed twice. A new one is taking its place and I’m interested to see what happens.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Jul
Hope the curse ends there. Let us know in the future!
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@DianneN (122414)
• United States
2 Jul
@MarymargII Haven't been there, yet, but will do!
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Jul
@DianneN Yep- should be interesting. Don't order anything that's hard to make---lol!
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@Gillygirl (32879)
• Sutton, England
5 Jun
They should improve market research so as to avoid disappointment to customers.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Jun
Yes, you'd think they would look into it.
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@Gillygirl (32879)
• Sutton, England
14 Jun
@MarymargII They should do!
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
18 Jun
@Gillygirl I think so too!
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@LadyDuck (230477)
• Switzerland
5 Jun
Yes, I have noticed, the new place cannot stay open for more than a few months.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Jun
It's like it has a curse on it when you get a spot like that. Maybe this time the business will succeed.
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@LadyDuck (230477)
• Switzerland
9 Jun
@MarymargII This is why Asian businessmen want an expert to check if the place has a positive "Feng Shui". hard to explain in two words, but this is the positive force that attract people.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Jun
@LadyDuck Ahh you're right - that's a smart idea. At least they are doing something toward ensuring success.
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@BelleStarr (46276)
• United States
6 Jul
Sometimes it is best to change the vibe in a building by changing businesses.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
8 Jul
I think so too- people get not to trust repeated businesses if they fail every time.
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@just4him (162242)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun
I hope it prospers.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Jun
Me too it would be a nice change for that spot.
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@xFiacre (7867)
• Ireland
5 Jun
@marymargll We have one of those. It’s been home to many restaurants but somehow they just never take. Now it’s been lying empty for a while. The restaurant next door however has been flourishing for years.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Jun
I'm sure many areas do. It's weird though- cause you just know they won't do well.
@andriaperry (83515)
• Anniston, Alabama
5 Jun
Yes I have seen this before.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Jun
It's an odd phenomena for sure.
@Tampa_girl7 (31225)
• United States
5 Jun
Hopefully they will have better luck then the restaurants.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Jun
I do hope so. I think it just might.
@Scrapper88 (2178)
• United States
5 Jun
There is a building like that near me. A person tried to open a restaurant in this building quite a few times. the longest time one stayed open was almost a year.
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Jun
It makes you wonder if there's something wrong with the vibe in the area? Is it doomed?
5 Jun
Hi, it sounds difficult to attempt a business , but it doesn't going on
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@MarymargII (11622)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 Jun
Yes, hope this one is successful.
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@paigea (24390)
• Canada
5 Jun
This happened in our town. It was right beside the A&W. And finally a different business opened there, not a restaurant. An insurance office I think.