Sunday, June 19, 2011

What Is Happening To Mango Grove? And Its Samosa Week Here At The HowChow Blog!!

Does anyone know what is happening to Mango Grove and Mirchi Wok?

The Howard County planning board approved a plan under which the developer will knock down the Mango Grove restaurant and replace it with retail for two stores and a restaurant.  It is going to include a drive thru window.  This is on Dobbin Road just south of Rte 175.

I want to hear that Mango Grove is moving somewhere else in Columbia.  That's one of my Top 10 restaurants in Howard County.  I want them to end up somewhere else!!

(Update:  There is a comment below that says Mango Grove is looking for a new space nearby. In July 2011, the folks at Mango Grove were telling people at the restaurant that they would move Mango Grove to another place near Dobbin Road.  They're also hoping to open a "Mango Grove Express" somewhere else.)

(Update 2: The new location announced in October 2011 will be a few blocks down Dobbin Road in the shopping center with Lakeside Coffee, Noodles Corner and Pub Dog.)

This is particularly important because this is Samosa Week at HowChow.  A week of posts about fried savory pastries.

17 comments:

JessieX said...

I'm so glad our current CE is bike- and pedestrian-friendly in terms of development. It's about time that retail center had some sidewalks and bike paths that actually connect Roue 175 and Dobbin Road. And then connect those sidewalks/paths to the interior of the retail center.

HowChow said...

Jessie -- What is a CE? And we need to have Mango Grove to visit on our bikes!

Ken Oh said...

What the %&*#??? They better be moving somewhere else.

Hoco Connect said...

Mirchi Wok's lunch buffet is still my favorite. A new place better be found!

D from Dorsey said...

CE - County Executive, I would guess...

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Marcia said...

I thought Mango Grove was doing fairly well, I'm surprised to hear this. Hope it is doing well enough to open somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

what's going into the space of the former Michael's Pub in KC?

Vicky said...

Oh no - my husband and I just went to Mango Grove for the first time, recently, and we love it! I hope it finds a new location.

knerhood said...

This has been our date night restaurant for many years. I sure hope they move someplace else.

Anonymous said...

A place with a drive-through? Aren't there already like 3 fast food restaurants within 50 feet of there?

Anonymous said...

There is a KFC, Taco Bell and Burger King pretty close by, so my only guess would be a Popeyes? Or maybe a Dunkin Donuts?

What a shame that small restaurant will be shut down to make way for a ANOTHER chain.

kam said...

Yay, another awesome local place knocked out to put in a chain. :( I know how many of you love Five Guys, but I'm still bitter about the loss of Party^3. The walkability/bikeability will be nice, but now I've got one fewer reason to even go there.

~kam

RC said...

Hello Everyone,
Mango Grove has been a part of the community for almost 15 years.

New location is being searched for in the nearby vicinity and will be finalized very soon.

Rebecca said...

As a KC resident and fan of Mango Grove, I vote for it to move into the Michael's Pub space. ;)

Anonymous said...

We went to Mango grove today. It was already closed. They have moved all the furniture. No new address though...

RC said...

We thank all our loyal patrons for their love and support.Mango Grove and Mirchi Wok are relocating to LAKESIDE RETAIL ,
8865, Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD-21045
This is a 2 minute Drive from the earlier location on Dobbin Center.
IT IS WORK IN PROGRESS.More updates on the build out time will be also posted on http://www.facebook.com/themangogrove

and www.themangogrove.net.