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January 12, 2009

What's up with Flip's?

Got an email the other day from MS reader Neal.

He writes:

Any idea what's up with Flip's on Union Avenue in Hampden (by the Pepsi plant)?

It's had a sign on the door since mid-December that says it's closed for the "holidays". As of yesterday (Jan. 9), though, it hasn't reopened.

I've seen people in there watching TV once or twice, so I figure the owner isn't out of town. It looks to me like it might be done for good.

If it is closed, that's a shame but you could have guessed it. It's actually a nice place but it seems like it never found an identity.


Hmm. Anybody know anything?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:05 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Rumor has it that they didn't pay the gas bill which = no hot water, on top of health code violations that left them amongst others (Fraziers, Dogwood Deli) closed for a few days. Though the other places are open Flip's isn't.

The joint is still closed. Just about a month now, which tells me it's done for good.

Seems to me that somebody could do well in that space if it becomes available. The location isn't great but it's not terrible either. A spot with the right identity could probably find a regular crowd.

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