New Restaurant Proposed for Main Street

The new restaurant would serve breakfast and lunch in the downtown area.

Main Street might be getting yet another new restaurant. 

A request for a building permit currently pending with the town's Building Department seeks to covert the 1,323-square foot space at 639 Main St., formerly the Health Studio, into a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. 

The proposed restaurant is still pending approval by the building department and does not have a name, but a sign in the storefront window touts that the location will be "opening soon" in "spring of 2013." 

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The permit estimates that $28,500 worth of renovations will be made to the space. The permittee, Kimberly Barnett, could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.

Nutmegger February 23, 2013 at 05:10 PM
I agree with others that there just isn't a market for this, what with all of the existing breakfast spots. If it were more afternoon/evening-oriented and more like a coffeehouse than a breakfast spot, that would be better and better meet the current demand. Hopefully the owners will read these comments and consider the feedback.
Sam H February 23, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Nutmegger - While I agree that the external appearance of CWs leaves a lot to be desired, the interior and the food itself is definitely more upscale. Have you eaten there?
Nutmegger February 23, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Sam H, I have not (seafood allergy), but I have heard good things. But the fact remains that you can't compare it to a fine dining establishment when it's located where it is. "Fine dining" is a very specific term that refers not just to food, but also to high-quality interior and exterior ambiance, a rigid dress code, etc. The only place we have in town that clearly qualifies as fine dining is Cavey's. I'm not knocking CW's; I'm just saying it can't be put in that particular category. At most, it's at the midpoint between casual and fine, which is good for the Manchester market in general.
karen February 24, 2013 at 02:14 AM
I think it's better than an empty store and I've heard it will be an organic and all homemade venue. Good luck to them!
Danielle barnett March 21, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Im the daughter of the owner, there is always room for restaurants you would be surprised. There is no need for hate. And who can afford an upscale anything with an economy like this?? There is always caveys if you want to spend lots of money on food. There is a public lot right on the street next to catsup only a 30 second walk to what's going to be a fantastic restaurant. It's called center perk and will be open in may!!!!!!! I hope to see all of you there! My names danielle and I hope to serve you soon :)


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