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Mellow Mushroom restaurant to open in downtown Greensboro

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The News & Record reported that the Atlanta based restaurant chain is looking at five sites in downtown Greensboro for a restaurant. The restaurant will be between 6,000 and 7,000 sqaure feet making it the largest in downtown Greensboro. Recently a Mellow Mushroom opened on 4th Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...C0101/610140302

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Great news! I think this is just the beginning of the boom of national chains/franchises to set up shop in downtown Greensboro. With a downtown population that will likely double or triple within the next 3-5 years, I wouldn't be surprised to hear more of this type of news.

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great news for G-boro! the one over in Winston is doing very well so consider this a big PLUS for downtown.

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Greensboro is good for non-chain restaurants as well. Always support your independant restaurants :good:

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Mellow Mushroom isn't a national chain of the likes of Domino or Pizza Hut. Many of their restaurants tend to be unique one of a kind places that are designed to fit the character of the neighborhood they are located in. Two closeby examples of this is the one in downtown Asheville and the other located in Noda in Charlotte. And they tend to have pretty good pizza IMO, far far better than any of the better known chains, and actually better than a lot of local places that tend to cut corners on their ovens and the ingredients they use to make pizza.

I've never met anyone who didn't like going there except their prices tend to be on the high side for pizza.

It will be a nice addition to the Greensboro area.

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I will definatly have to try their pizza when they open. I imagine they would likely build the restaurant from scratch as oppose to using an existing building because the owner is looking for space between 6,000 and 7,000 square feet. But then again Mellow Mushroom could become the restaurant tenant for Center Pointe, the renovated 17-story wachovia building that will become condos and offices. The plan for the building is to have a restaurant taking up the entire first floor. The old Wachoivia building is right across the street from the center-city park that is now under construction. But I guess it depends on timing. If the owner wants to open Mellow Mushroom soon than Center Pointe is out of the question because it will be a couple of year before thats complete. but if they are willing to wait, it could be the likely site.

Center Pointe (could Mellow Mushroom be located on the first floor of this building? im not sure what the sqaure footage is on the entire first floor but it caould take up two floors if need be.)

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They're really mushrooming all over the state! :P

I ate at the one in Asheville, very good food, a little more expensive than usual but definately worth it. They also have a real good sense of fitting into urban design and picking good locations too. Can't wait!

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I think it will make a nice addition to downtown Greensboro. Mellow tends to be a good neighbor as well. The one they built in downtown Augusta awhile back was converted from an old gas station from the 30s. Very cool and unique place. Good pizza too, though it is kinda expensive.

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it seems like if you are going to have a chain restaurant downtown, Mellow seems to be the best. I cringe when I see the Hardees in downtown Greensboro because it looks like the typical suburban fast food restaurant building.

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it seems like if you are going to have a chain restaurant downtown, Mellow seems to be the best. I cringe when I see the Hardees in downtown Greensboro because it looks like the typical suburban fast food restaurant building.

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LOL you beat me to it :lol:

LOL! Cityboi, I should be doing my work this morning and trying to get some rain into the Piedmont rather than playing on the computer! ;)

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LOL you beat me to it :lol:

LOL! Cityboi, I should be doing my work this morning and trying to get some rain into the Piedmont rather than playing on the computer! ;)

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well thats cool. I guess they want you to enjoy the experience in coming there. Its probablly better that way any way because it will bring more people downtown.

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