Spring Blossom never really seemed to recover from the loss of business during the extended VFW Parkway sewer project. And now it's gone, forcing Westie types to drive into Dedham or South Brookline if they want more than just takeout.
Sad day. I used to go in there (under the old name) with my buddies after our band finished a gig during the early '70s. That may have been the first time I ever had Chinese restaurant food. There wasn't an egg roll in sight in Jamaica Plain back in the day.
You can sit in the Pu Pu restaurant, not sure you'd really want to though.
And free tea while you wait for your order (also, they only charge $1 for a can of Coke). But smash 'em both together and they're still no Mandarin Gourmet.
always looked so scary, so I never went in.
Back when the kidlet was doing community-center plays over at the high school, I used to walk over there sometimes for lunch. It was your basic 1960s-type Chinese restaurant that never got updated. The owner (or, at least, the woman who was always at the cash register) seemed like a nice person.
Sadly, even the addition of French fries to the menu couldn't save them.
Oh, and in Googling them, I see we could have foreseen their fate: Eat and Destroy reported back in September they'd sold their liquor license. Only a restaurant on the way out would do something like that.
Even though the Home Depot has now replaced the old drive in theater, Spring Blossom is/was the last commercial establishment in that area. IHOP is gone, 3 C's liquors is gone, and now the Blossom!
I have heard residents in that area have fought tooth and nail any other type of commercial businsess going into where the IHOP was.
And the stop and shop is gone, along with the tile place that used to be a petstore. I think condos are going in there now.
Kind of sad actually. Anyone remember the old Hunan Pagoda or Heartland?
I also remember seeing Star Wars at that drivein!