A new restaurant destined to fail
By NJ Chicaa
October 13, 2021 6:57pm CST
I've lived in this micro-area for almost 18 years. It is pretty much a blue collar area except for the million dollar waterfront homes on the river. These days Trump flags are often seen. A long time restaurant closed and was sold a year or 2 ago. It was bought by Orthodox Jewish people with the intention of turning it into a kosher meat restaurant. Today was the first day that I think they were open for a "soft open". Lamb chops are $90 and with no side. A veal chop is $76. A side of brussel sprouts is $21. SERIOUSLY? $21 for brussel sprouts. Most people don't even want to eat them for free on a good day. I saw some chicken entree that was just $40 but the prices are just off the charts. They may have a good concept but they picked the wrong location. This is a middle-class area without a big population of Orthodox or Hasidic Jewish residents who will patronize it.
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Yes, that does sound like a poor choice of location for that sort of restaurant. The one way that they might succeed even with that location is if they are also doing catering. Serious money is often spent on weddings (in general, but especially Hasidic weddings) and bar and bat mitzvah celebrations.