Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Coco No Mo

The other day, I went past the former Minnie's and briefly former Whym (lord, what a terrible name!) to see whether a new place was really in the works. It is. Look:

OK, that's not the best picture, but at this point there are no good pictures to be had. There's brown paper on the windows, the Whym sign is still up and in the brief time it has lain fallow, some taggers have belabored it with their, uh, tags. Rumor has it that it will be called Coco. Ugh, that's almost (but not quite) as bad as Whym. Coco sounds like either it's run by a chain-smoking, dress-designing Frenchwoman or a chimp. Fortunately though, according to the liquor license application in the window (see that little orange piece of paper in the window?), the real name is going to be Blush. OK, marginally better. Nobody ever named a chimp Blush, so we're good. My crystal ball is out being polished, so there's no way for me to predict whether they'll succeed. It's very tough to say. For years and years, Minnie's had fair-to-poor food, terrible service and sketchy clientele. Whym had all those things (with perhaps slightly better service) and it lasted all of 5 months. It's not the world's best location, but it was good enough for Minnie's. My only accurate prediction is that if they make the place too fancy, it'll only last three months. I have spoken. I am Igor.


Jim said...

Minnie's was rather frightening. I was eating there one night with some co-workers when the rather chatty waitress decided to show us her recently installed nipple piercings.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Blush a salon type thing? Might make more sense in this location.