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Blossom, Times Two

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Thursday, November 29, 2007, at 01:37PM
Blossom Expands Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Blossom Vietnamese Restaurant on Main street opened a new semi-joined space this week, proving that it isn't just grand openings that signal economic development. The restaurant joins a chain of Main street moves, as Banquette owner Monica May makes progress on her new café south of 5th, called “The Nickel” (a great name by the way). Up the street Ray’s general store and deli began expansion months ago and is still a work in progress.

Blossom joins in the growth by taking over the corner space at Winston and Main. The new area space doesn't quite open into the main restaurant, and its white walls and large windows constrast with the green accented walls and soft light next door. A little portal to the kitchen allows food delivery.

After the jump, another view and a blogger convergence.

Blossom is at 426 S Main.

If you stand at the right angle, you will be reminded of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks. Blossom is showing Downtown how to be ModernNoir.

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Editor's note: Ed submitted this story to the editing queue around midnight last night. I took a quick look at it this morning but had to run out and left it for when I got back. In the interim Jim Winstead, who I had chided for neglecting his blog yesterday, proceeded to write about Blossom this morning. Of all the topics to start with, he had to pick one in the queue... -ER


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