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  • #534204

    billbix
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    groundrules said:
    damn, that’s gotta suck pretty hard to sink almost a mil into an endeavor that lasts like, what, three months?

    You aren’t kidding:

    McClusky and partner Brian Fuhrer are opening McCasky’s in the former Handke’s Cuisine location at 520 S. Front St.

    They spent six months remodeling the 8,542-square-foot restaurant.

    The venture was expected to open three months ago but the kitchen ventilation hood system had to be brought up to code and a federal small business loan fell through.

    So, McClusky and Fuhrer opted for private funding.

    “I think we’re doing it right, taking our time,” McClusky said.

    http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/2013/02/05/tabletalk.html

    #534205

    susank
    Member

    Ouch…and that place was empty for a LONG time. I hope they find a buyer soon.

    #534206

    groundrules
    Participant

    Just assuming they had 800k in it, which is probably low, that means it cost them about 6 dollars a minute to stay open.

    #534207

    cbus11
    Member

    susank said:
    Ouch…and that place was empty for a LONG time. I hope they find a buyer soon.

    It could be a turnkey purchase for someone with the right concept and menu. Unfortunately that is a lot of $$$ for the Brewery District.

    #534208

    susank
    Member

    groundrules said:
    Just assuming they had 800k in it, which is probably low, that means it cost them about 6 dollars a minute to stay open.

    We went at lunch once and there were only two other tables besides us. Just paying employees would have been hard.

    #534209

    Fsonicsmith
    Participant

    Mercurius hit the nail on the head. Menus from Max and Ermas, TGIFridays, hell Chile’s are more sophisticated than the pos McClaskey’s owners came up with. I’m kind of glad it was a collosal failure. It helps teach a lesson that we CBussers may be two coasts behind the times just like Indianapolis and Peoria, (dressing like a fucking hipster still cuts it around here) but we are not as dumb as the folks in Scranton PA.

    #534210

    leftovers
    Member

    The chef was from Gibby’s. I don’t recall people having a problem with that menu as Appleby’s or Rusty Bucket-ish as it was.

    #534211

    susank
    Member

    leftovers said:
    The chef was from Gibby’s. I don’t recall people having a problem with that menu as Appleby’s or Rusty Bucket-ish as it was.

    I think the location, history of the space and decor played into some people’s expectations. I personally did not have a problem with the food though it did not stand out. It felt like an out of sorts sports bar, imho. It would have worked as a neighborhood pub restaurant but I think the owners were looking for more.

    #534212

    Mack741
    Participant

    And coming soon: Two Caterers, Panera and White Rabbit.

    Where is Panera going to be?

    #534213

    DavidF
    Participant

    Mack741 said:

    And coming soon: Two Caterers, Panera and White Rabbit.

    Where is Panera going to be?

    The old Clarmont location. Another treasure lost.

    #534214

    Asta
    Member

    So some well-meaning people sink almost a million dollars into an otherwise unoccupied empty space, and people cheer its demise. Mercurius, I’m sure CUers will be the first to know when you open the Platonic Ideal of a restaurant.

    #534215
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Asta said:
    people cheer its demise

    Which thread is that?

    #534216

    Asta
    Member

    Oh I knew someone would ask that. It’s right here:

    FSonicSmith said:
    Mercurius hit the nail on the head. Menus from Max and Ermas, TGIFridays, hell Chile’s are more sophisticated than the pos McClaskey’s owners came up with. I’m kind of glad it was a collosal failure. It helps teach a lesson that we CBussers may be two coasts behind the times just like Indianapolis and Peoria, (dressing like a fucking hipster still cuts it around here) but we are not as dumb as the folks in Scranton PA.

    #534217

    leftovers
    Member

    Yeah it sucks that they went under so fast. I hope they are able to bounce back and find something that works out. It takes a lot of guts to put your money where your mouth is and they did that.

    #534218

    Asta
    Member

    Also per Mercurius:

    My hopes were someone with reverence for this space (and the chef that bore its namesake) would continue the innovation and sophistication of Handke’s; alas.

    … Someone like Asa Rodriguez? Hand-chosen by Handke? Who valiantly tried to continue the Handke’s legacy in the same space, but failed? (find “encore” in the closed restaurant file)

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