Bareburger, coming soon(ish), to the former Friendly’s in Mount Kisco, across from the hospital. I blogged about the closing of said Friendly’s and I was going to link you to it, but I’ve been so lax lately tagging and categorizing my posts, that I can’t even find that saga.
The old building was gutted down to the studs and refitted with new everything – new windows, new doors, new cooling, new facade, and new, quite invisible sign.
Good luck reading that from across the street, let alone from your car driving 35mph.
Can you make out what that sign says? I can’t.
Add that there’s a telephone pole right in front of the sign that obscures what there is of the diminutive logo.
Hey, let’s stop at that new place, the E-Burger. They sell virtual burgers!
There was a huge Friendly’s sign at the edge of the road but Mount Kisco is decidedly anti-sign and I am sure the town wouldn’t grant B’Burger a replacement sign as large so the restaurant might have to deal with people hoping if they build it we will come.
I’ve never been to a Bareburger so I looked a their website and see it’s all organic. Meh. I’m not an organic person. To me all this means is their burgers will be expensive.
Those of you in the Bareburger know, fill me in. Is this a good thing? No sign when they will open. I suspect they are waiting for the final C.O. No mention of it on their website as Coming Soon either.
Good location. Lots of parking. Not sure how another gourmet burger joint will fare. There’s a Westchester Burger in Bedford Hills, owned and run locally, so I imagine the two restaurants will compete for your burger dollar. I’ve been to Westchester Burger once. It was okay, but for me, if I’m going out, I tend not to want to go to a burger place. Just me? Only time will tell.
UPDATE. Per the comments section and the discussion of the cupola giveaway of any former Friendly’s, this from Sound Beacher.
Here is a pic of the bank in Cos Cob / Greenwich which was a Friendly’s just like yours. Note the cupola that Mr85Broad referenced. You can tell it’s a Friendly’s no matter how many banks repaint it!