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Circle in the South End is no more

Posted by Devra First  December 3, 2008 05:01 PM

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Opened in October, for sale in December.

Circle, the South End restaurant that took over the former Bob's Southern Bistro space, is closed. Would you like to purchase a 2,000-square-foot, full-service restaurant/lounge with a 2 a.m. liquor and entertainment license? It could be yours for $795,000. Here's the listing (you must accept their terms before you can view it).

You'll have to act fast. Atlantic Restaurant Group principal Daniel R. Newcomb says he's seeing a lot of action on the property already. "It was the wrong concept at the wrong time," he says -- upscale French in a spot that was beloved for jazz and soul food, opening in a bad economy. A casual concept might do better in the space, he says. His suggestion: an upscale burger joint. Sounds like a winner.

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