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Nashua area news?

A friend of ours just told us that he heard that Aldi's grocery store is the one going in on 101A across from the new Whole Foods. Has anyone else heard this? From what I understand Aldi's is kind of a cheap grocery chain. I was hoping for something like a Fresh Market instead. They sure are taking their sweet time getting that plaza off the ground.

Nov 03, 2014
tiny87 in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

Ugh, another one? Well at least I hope it opens up that plaza to something else either a new market, store or eatery. It is a lot of acreage to be sitting vacant for so long.

Sep 18, 2014
tiny87 in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

Anyone know whats going on in front of the old Building 19 on Amherst Street? They are clearing the area in front and it looks like they are going to build. Also there is a sign up now by the new residence hotel they are building by the Crowne Plaza. It says Grille 110 is what is going to open there.

Sep 18, 2014
tiny87 in Northern New England

Whole Foods Nashua??

Oh good I will have to check it out. I guess I didn't walk around the wine corner to see what was around it, I assumed it was more wine. I agree the produce section seemed much smaller as well. So far it hasn't made a dent in the traffic at Hannaford. People are still mobbing the place since the fiasco at Market Basket. I thought maybe some of the traffic would head over to Whole Foods, but I guess not.

Aug 23, 2014
tiny87 in Northern New England

Whole Foods Nashua??

Went last night around 8 pm. It was still quite crowded. I noticed a lot of people just looking, they didn't have a cart or holding anything. Just checking it out it appears. It seems smaller than the one in Bedford and I have been trying to figure out whats different. So far the only thing I could find was the Nashua store didn't have a cheese section or a coffee grinding section. Maybe less soaps and paper products as well. All in all a nice addition to the Nashua area. I still am a bigger fan of the Fresh Market up in Bedford though.

Aug 22, 2014
tiny87 in Northern New England

Whole Foods Nashua Nh

I agree. Traffic is already bad there. They are going to have to make changes I assume. Also there is a new plaza being built across the street where the old Nashua Truck building was which is supposed to have a Papa Ginos in it. I cant see how they can keep that jughandle there if its going to be a plaza. Also the other jughandle at Rubys always backs up and if the out of the area traffic from Whole Foods cant turn left to get back on the highway, its going to back up horrendously.

Apr 22, 2014
tiny87 in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

According to the Nashua Telegraph the new plaza will be built where the Motor Express building is between Pep Boys and the DD right across from Whole Foods. That intersection is going to be a nightmare as I expect some people will try to go downtown that way to avoid the Broad street parkway construction. It is interesting how nothing has gone into the Bahama nightclub place. Maybe now with all the new stuff around it will look more enticing.

Nov 04, 2013
tiny87 in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

The Papa Ginos is being torn down on 101A and is moving across the street where a new plaza is going to be built. The Nashua Motor Express went out of business so it looks like it will be torn down. That whole intersection is going to be a mess during construction!! Wonder if they will put up a light there instead of the jughandles?

Nov 03, 2013
tiny87 in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

Whats going in behind the 7-11 at the jughandle (near the glass building at Trafalgar) on 101A? They are working there everyday now. I have heard rumors of a Cheesecake Factory but haven't seen any confirmation. Also are the outlets in Merrimack done expanding? I thought there were supposed to be restaurants there but haven't seen anything new.

Oct 29, 2013
tiny87 in Northern New England

Whole Foods Nashua??

Yea they are definately going to need to widen the road I would think. Although if anyone has ever been to the WF in Bedford Mass it is a very narrow road too and can get backed up. Problem is all those businesses there are close to the road and there isn't any room for widening. I will be curious to see how they accomplish this. That part of 101A is always a mess already.

Aug 15, 2013
tiny87 in Northern New England

Whole Foods Nashua??

Jughandles need to go. No reason traffic can't turn left at Charron Ave near Pep Boys as the light is already there. As for the jughandle in front of WF that needs to go as well. People come from miles around to shop there and they are going to want an easy on easy off solution, not turning right and going through a jughandle. Its confusing and antiquated.

Aug 15, 2013
tiny87 in Northern New England

Saffron Bistro Nashua, closing

They were mentioned in a Nashua Telegraph article about 6 months ago and how the city tearing up the sidewalks was hurting their business. I wonder if that hurt their bottom line.

May 17, 2013
tiny87 in Northern New England

north conway visit

Try the Red Parka Inn. Good kind of ski pub and decent food. Also stay at the Bernerhof Inn, best homemade breakfast around!

Feb 18, 2013
tiny87 in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

From the paper it looks like the two new restaurants in the DW Plaza are going to be fast food take out places because they only seat between 50-75 people. There is a lot of activity at the Merrimack outlets, I know there is going to be a Qdoba and a DD but they are also building something down around the corner too. Also there are supposed to be restaurants up on 101A across from Lowes. Lots of construction but no announcements.

Oct 11, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Tara Commons Nashua,NH WholeFoods maybe?

I heard a rumor a few months back that Shaw's was holding onto the lease in the Merrimack plaza that is mostly empty (where Silver Maple was) but it is running out and they might sell that property. It would be big enough for a WF. Actually there are several places in Merrimack including along Continental Blvd that could be developed also. I guess we will have to wait and see. I thought with Trader Joe's expanding they would be anxious to get in the area.

Aug 31, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Restaurants at the Merrimack Outlets?

Why can't they bring something new to the area? We already have an Unos right near the outlets and we have a Ruby's on Amherst Street. At least Cracker Barrel is new. Why can't we get a Cheesecake Factory or Red Lobster at the very least?

Jul 15, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Boylans soda in Nashua/Manchester

Harvest markets in Hollis and Bedford, NH carries it. Bought some last weekend!

Mar 06, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Luna Caprese in Merrimack, nh

Has anyone ever tried the new place where YaMammas was? Every time I go by it looks closed and I have never seen any ads or mention of it.

Feb 01, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Crush Pizzeria, Nashua?

Thanks rizzo! I have found some local haunts such as country kitchen and Parkers, but I really need to find more, that's part of the reason I joined Chowhound. Other than a newspaper do you guys have any other sources you use to find out about the local goodies? Folks at work seem to be fans of the chains not many local favorites.

Jan 27, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Crush Pizzeria, Nashua?

Couldn't agree more Topchef1. I do support local as much as I can. I also frequent Angelas, and Lui lui, I just won't go back to Crush, as I said I gave it three chances just don't care for it. Frankly, I wish there were more local restaurants around to try. You are also right about local businesses supporting the community, I have noticed a void beginning of local businesses either not being around or not affording to be able to support little league, pop warner, drum and bugle corps and school events like they used to. I remember as a kid how locals used to fight to be the first to sponsor a community event for the publicity and the honor of helping, now so many have to constantly worry if they will be in business next year.

Jan 26, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Crush Pizzeria, Nashua?

As I have said before, I did not enjoy Crush Pizzeria. Been three times now, just not my cup of tea. However, I am a firm believer in having a variety of places for everyone's palate otherwise we would have nothing but Dominoes and Pizza Hut. But Crush has other problems. I know for a fact that both my husbands employer and my daughters employer used to have Crush pizza brought in for their lunch meetings and now both companies have a standing order that Crush is not to be ordered, both because it is too expensive and portions too skimpy. Now knowing what I do about business this can't be good. I mean sure Crush won't appeal to the masses or the little league team getting pizza after a game, but their business model seems flawed in this struggling economy. Nashua is a great small city but it's not Boston or Cambridge where fancy expensive restaurants can survive. Even if Guy Fieri is coming that means nothing (remember Food Network coming to Ya Mammas and declaring it phenomenal, they are now out of business). Crush needs to either offer big specials, make family pizzas or maybe relocate elsewhere. With their quality ingredients and waitstaff tripping over one another they must have high overhead. Plus being in a strip mall and looking like a cheap pizzeria doesn't help. Anyways, just my view but I do hate to see new family owned places struggle or have a greedy bank call in loans which is rumored to have been the downfall of other small restaurants in the area.

Jan 16, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Nashua area news?

Does anyone know about any happenings in the Nashua area? Chipotle on 101A and the Green Grocer behind Five Guys still haven't opened even though they both said they were opening in December. Also, where is Whole Foods going in? Their website says coming soon to Nashua. A friend of mine swears it's going in where Building 19 was, but it still has a sign "for lease" outside. I've also heard it might be going in Merrimack where the old Shaw's was. Things sure are moving slowly in southern NH!

Jan 06, 2012
tiny87 in Northern New England

Best Steak [Nashua area]?

Where can you get a good steak in the Nashua area? I've heard Buckleys in Merrimack is good but you can leave hungry with the portions.

Dec 16, 2011
tiny87 in Northern New England

Chipotle comes to 101A in Nashua

cringle22 you might be right, I just drove by there and it does look like another food place! I've never seen a stand alone Chipotle(just the one on DW Hway), so I don't know how big they can be, but the sign looks like room for something else. Hopefully something yummy!

Dec 16, 2011
tiny87 in Northern New England

Chipotle comes to 101A in Nashua

Are you referring to the old Bickfords? I think the whole place is going to be Chipotle. They were supposed to open yesterday but the opening got pushed to January for some reason.

Dec 16, 2011
tiny87 in Northern New England

Restaurants at the Merrimack Outlets?

Has anyone heard what restaurants will be going in the new Merrimack outlets? They open in June so they should be announcing soon. Hopefully they will be something new to the area not repeats of others we already have. On another note, rumor is Bahama Breeze is moving into the old On the Border by the Pheasant Lane Mall.

Dec 15, 2011
tiny87 in Northern New England

Crush Pizzeria, Nashua?

We tried Crush when it first opened and we had been very disappointed with the service and the pizzas. However, we decided to give them a second shot and visited them last week. Unfortunately, the pizza was soggy and the prosciutto was raw and actually chilly to the touch. The service was even worse than before, in the middle of ordering our server giggled and abruptly walked away and went over to see one of the the other servers phones. They both were obviously looking at a text or photo, but no apology when she came back. The couple behind us walked out grumbling about service. People have varying tastes and there is always those who will like a particular restaurant but most will not put up with extremely poor, rude service. I will instead visit Angela's Coal Fired Pizzeria in Tyngsboro if I want special pizza.

Dec 15, 2011
tiny87 in Northern New England