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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 5:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just went to the Web site, and there's a banner saying it's going under. www.sizzlnspice.com.
I love Sizzl'n Spice. Not the best Indian ever, but Downtown NEEDS something other than Thai food. Sigh. The hits just keep comin'. :-(
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Gambling_man
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 5:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sizzlenspice was the WORST run restaurant in recent history.........
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Oldredfordette
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 6:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Their naan was pretty good. Damn.
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Mbr
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 6:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where's the closest Indian place now? Hamtramck?
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 6:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How so, Gambling? I've eaten there dozens of times and had nothing but prompt, courteous service. I mean, it wasn't always quick, but it isn't fast food.
Did you know something about the business plan or something that was amiss?
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Birdie
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 7:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i don't know how it was run, but the food was kinda tasty and it was nice to have in the city. this is sad!
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 7:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just spoke to the owner. He said lunch biz has been down 60% the last six months. Ouch. :-(
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Ocean2026
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 7:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Says it was voted best indian restaurant ( perhaps by its owner) two years in a row! Buffet $ 8.95 I would have gone there on my visit.
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Everydayislikesunday
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 9:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They will be open until April 30.
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Guideboat
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 9:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mbr, there is an Indian restaurant in Dearborn, The Peacock. Not far behind city hall.
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Otter
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 10:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Was this the place next to the ice cream store and across from the Thai place? Sorry, I'm having super-Alzheimer's tonight and forgetting the name of absolutely everything.

O.
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Rocket_city
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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2009 - 11:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The only good thing to come of this news is that the hiddious thing it was housed in can now be one step closer to demolition...in a dream world anyway.
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Bearinabox
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 2:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll take a hideous building with functioning businesses in it over a vacant lot any day.
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Texorama
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 8:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Otter--yes, that's the one. The food was above average, and I'm sorry to see it go.
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Suburbanbliss
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 9:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This "hideous" building still houses City Slicker Shoes, Pulse nightclub, and the Ice Cream Shop. It is a parking deck as well. Overall, one of the more occupied sites in the city.

While not the prettiest building in the city, it seems a bit premature to wish for its demise. If that corner were to be demolished it would leave only the National Theater. Alone and isolated how long would that building last?
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Sciencefair
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 10:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I liked grabbing the lunch buffet there, but it seemed like they kept raising the price. For that reason, I haven't been since last summer.
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Suburbanbliss
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 10:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I ordered carryout from them several times. The portions were large enough, but the food itself seemed rather bland in flavor. My vegetarian friends always did seem to enjoy it. Service for me was always friendly and personable.

Unfortunately, restaurants without a liquor license do not seem to fare well in Downtown Detroit after the lunch crowd. There are a few exceptions, but people like to drink at night.

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