Red Mango at 145 Allen Glassed

Posted on: January 7th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

It’s full steam ahead, and the memory of Mi Pueblo Grocery is but a speck in the proverbial rear-view mirror. Ever since Red Mango first announced its lust for 145 Allen Street, the property has quietly upgraded its facilities.  There had been occasions when the sidewalk access doors were propped open with a lone worker coming and going, but the shutters were drawn much of the time.

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Now all the behind-the-scenes action is public. Yesterday afternoon was spent retrofitting the corner storefront in antiseptic glass. Random counters, glass cases, and other kitchen-type equipment have already been installed inside the forthcoming fro-yo spot.  Additional items were delivered throughout the day, and stacked beside the entrance. And here we thought this whole craze was dead!

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We couldn’t elicit a proper opening date, but judging by the recent progress here, it should be fairly soon.  Meanwhile, head over and catch one last glimpse of the decrepit old Mi Pueblo signage in all of its misspelled glory.

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