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Offline ClydeM

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #75 on: April 28, 2019, 09:23:52 AM »
It looks like Jackson Gyro may have closed. The windows are covered with paper

Offline Jhx

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #76 on: April 28, 2019, 10:31:36 AM »
Sorry to hear that, but not surprised. They never received more than a grade pending since they’ve been open.

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #77 on: April 28, 2019, 11:58:21 AM »
Sorry to hear this.  Must of been bad management.  It was the perfect location with the perfect venue for "Greek" food....although I'm not too sure they were true to their word, which may. be in part, the root of their demise.   

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #78 on: April 29, 2019, 01:59:50 PM »
Yesterday, 28 April, was Orthodox Easter...they were probably closed in celebration of Easter.

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #79 on: April 29, 2019, 02:29:04 PM »
Yesterday, 28 April, was Orthodox Easter...they were probably closed in celebration of Easter.

i doubt that they paper over the windows when they close for a holiday, and they're still closed now

they never seemed busy late in the day, which is too bad. the gyro was actually pretty good. but i don't think the owners could decide exactly what they wanted to do. it was still a bagel place in the mornings, then morphed into something else later in the day. i know the folks at JuJu's considered a similar concept but abandoned it before a full launch.

obviously, they could be closed temporarily. hope they're still around....

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2019, 02:40:43 PM »
A friend of mine heard that Jackson Gyro is officially closed, and that a Portuguese BBQ place will be opening at the location. Of course, this may just be rumor at this point.

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2019, 02:43:11 PM »
I am very sad to hear this. It was clean, fast, and friendly, and they had good bagels, delicious iced coffee, reasonably-priced sit-down breakfast, and some tasty Greek meals. It often seemed pretty bustling to me. Wonder what went wrong.

Offline CaptainFlannel

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #82 on: April 29, 2019, 02:52:59 PM »
I thought that the owner of Jackson Gyro owned all the commercial space on that block. If that's the case, making the rent wasn't the issue.

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #83 on: April 29, 2019, 06:56:01 PM »
Don't underestimate the power of the restaurant grading system. They were closed by the Dept of Health for a couple of days and never got past a grade pending again.  It seems to me that all their business stopped when that grade pending sign went up. I never understood why they didn't do whatever they needed to to get the A back. It's too bad. There food was good and a well-needed change in the hood.

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2019, 07:46:02 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that, it was good, and had a friendly, nice, atmosphere. I wish them the best.

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #85 on: April 30, 2019, 10:37:49 AM »
the grading system definitely has an impact on the habits of some consumers. but it's interesting, you say "the food was good," and you probably ate there when the violations were in place (after all, the inspection that closed the place came when the "A" rating was in the window). 

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #86 on: April 30, 2019, 11:07:10 AM »
^I recall when the shut down occurred I looked up what the violations were. Mostly it seemed to be the result of oversights from the renovation that had recently occurred. (There was one about flies, and yeah, sure that's not great, but it was also in the summer when flies are omnipresent.)

Who knows, maybe the whole point of the renovation was to sell the business.

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #87 on: April 30, 2019, 11:37:18 AM »
They we’re never graded an A. Never made it past the grade pending.  Also, on the last inspection there was no one there with a food handlers license. That’s a big mistake, and it says a lot about  the lack of care.

Offline Lilybell

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #88 on: April 30, 2019, 04:04:55 PM »
I hope the rumor is true about Portuguese BBQ opening up in that spot. Piri Piri chicken!

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Re: Jackson Gyro
« Reply #89 on: May 01, 2019, 04:11:23 PM »
We have heard about the Portuguese BBQ opening up in that spot also

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Re: Jackson Gyro
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