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Entreés & Exits 

Side Dishes: Restaurants close across the state

The last few weeks have seen a mini-wave of restaurant closures. In September, Stowe lost Lagniappe, a restaurant inside the Ten Acres Lodge that owners Frank and Robin Wilson opened in the summer of 2010 with a menu of gumbo, seafood étouffé, jambalaya and other Cajun classics. Seven Days couldn’t reach them for comment, but Frank Wilson left a note on explaining that “serious family issues” compelled the couple to close both the restaurant and lodge. He added that the inn was under contract to new owners and expected to reopen by December.

In Essex Junction, the doors are locked and the phone is disconnected at Upper Crust. The pizzeria opened at 118 Pearl Street in December 2010.

Down in Bellows Falls, the locally beloved hot dog eatery Fat Franks closed a few weeks ago, surprising community members who thought the “Wurst Place in Bellows Falls” was on the verge of expansion based on a recent permit application. Rockingham development director Francis “Dutch” Walsh says he now believes the business — name and building — is up for sale.

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Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch

Food writer Corin Hirsch joined the Seven Days staff in 2011. She is the author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by History Press in 2014.


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