Paul Giorgio

Denny’s No More: The signs at the Denny’s restaurant were removed recently, marking the end of a restaurant that has been a Lincoln Street destination for more than three decades. The restaurant was at 494 Lincoln St., formally closed March 13th. 

A Seat At The Table: Anna’s Table recently opened in Leominster at 16 Brooks Pond Road off of Central Street. The eatery is located at the Brooks Pond Apartments .

I Smell A Bot: There is something fishy about a recent poll asking who is the best Chinese restaurant in the area. In a mere four hours, one of the eateries received 9000 votes, and received another 3000 votes between 3 am and 530 am. Someone needs to tighten up their polling.

Centi Ano: The permits for Guertin’s Cafe at 139 Grand Street were granted to Theodore Dimopoulos, who intends to reopen the bar as a “nice place to hang in the neighborhood.” The bar is believed to have originally opened in 1918 and is not far from Polar Park.

There Are Still Two, I Guess They’re Bean Counters Afterall: Weeks after unveiling the renovation of its store on Highland Street in Worcester, Bean Counter Bakery Cafe has closed its Shrewsbury location. The decision is a part of “efforts to streamline operations and focus our resources on delivering an unparalleled experience” at the Worcester stores and online, according to The Bean Counters owners.The Shrewsbury store, on Route 9, opened in 2007 and was the second brick and mortar location following the opening of the Highland Street store in 2001.

Celebrate: Victory Bar & Cigar on Worcester’s Shrewsbury Street celebrated its 20 years in business the last week of April.  We wish them well for at least another 20 years.

New Use, Old Space: It looks like the space once occupied by Harding Tire, and more recently by Maker to Main, will have a new business opening soon. The Worcester License Commission okayed a permit for Tasty Experience Bistro to open on Harding Street. It will be owned by Tacisi Santos and Marcela Andraadi. Andriadi is the former owner of Life Garden Café in Webster Square.

I Hope It Takes Off: The Flight Deck will soon be opening at the Southbridge Airport.  The town owned diner will be operated by Sarah and Michael Lemovitz. A May opening is expected.

Is It Closed? The status of Long Island Hot Dog in Worcester’s Webster Square Plaza is a bit confused. It has been closed for about 2 months. We hear the former owner is taking it back and plans on re-opening it soon. 

Standby, WAN WAN Wins: Truth triumphed over the bots as Wan Wan was voted as the BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT in Central Mass. The unscientific poll was conducted by Worcester Eats. For the unknowing, Wan Wan is the old HoToy on Worcester’s Park Ave. They offer authentic Szechuan cooking.

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee: The group of businesses at the intersection of Worcester’s June and Chandler Streets is expanding. A few weeks ago, Cordella’s Coffee Shop opened in a space between Rewind Video and the Materia arcade and game shop, with a Greek deli next door. Cordella’s was a much needed venue for the block, a coffee shop that’s open early in the middle of a busy neighborhood. Co-owner Andy Jimison, opened the shop precisely because the neighborhood needed coffee.

Now This Is A Dilly: It looks like an upscale Brazilian steakhouse will soon occupy the space formerly used by the Piccadilly Pub and most recently Terra Brazilias.  The Shrewsbury Street property is undergoing renovations and should be opening soon.