Thursday, November 29, 2012

Former Robin Des Bois On Smith Street To Become Brick Oven Pizza Place

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Many in the neighborhood still miss "Robin Des Bois",  the french bistro and wine bar with a fun eclectic decor and a much-loved back yard at 195 Smith Street.  The eatery opened in a former shoe store a few years ago and quickly became a favorite on restaurant row, before closing in December 2011. In the last few months, the storefront and the apartments above it have been undergoing renovation.  Just a few days ago, a sign went up indicating that the retail space will soon become a brick oven pizza place.
A quick glance inside shows that there is still lots of work to do before a grand opening.
It's a bit disappointing that the space won't be used for something more along the lines of 'Robin.'
There are already quite a few pizza places on Smith Street.




4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love pizza as much as the next guy but Smith needs another pizza place like it needs another nail salon. Where did all the good restaurants go?????

Anonymous said...

FYI- the old pet store on pacific and court is going to be a chipotle. Paper off the windows today and saw. Very small.

Anonymous said...

Which pet store? There are 2 down there. And why is "brick oven" such a selling point? Most ovens have brick cooking beds anyway.

Anonymous said...

the other thing we don't need is a Thai restaurant. Way too many of them. Whatever happened to just good restaurants in the area ?