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Old 01-15-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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732 social (not 501) is now La Coop. The same thing happened to both Lynn's and Social. Both flopped because of fighting among staff and management. Both busineeses went down in "flames" in very well publicized scandals. Louisvillians LOVE stories like this; I think it is part of their culture. Both businesses had very high volumes and did good business. However, the negative publicity really hurt Lynn's recently, and from I heard, Lynn Winter, who spends half her time in CA, just got tired of dealing with it.

To be honest, Lynn's has a great atmosphere but IMO terrible food. The Louisville dining scene has so far surpassed Lynn's that it is not even on the same playing field. For example, Wild Eggs, Toast, and Ghyslain all have multiple locations throughout the metro area in the breakfast genre because the price points and quality of food blow Lynn's out.

But Lynn's will be missed for it's quirky atmosphere and just plain funkiness. I also feel fairly confident that a quirky cafe of whatever name will resurrect itself there very shortly.

Also, Insider Louisville reports a new large restaurants will go into the old Azalea's which is now a relic of a site. IMO, that is the hottest restaurant property in the city next to the old Avalon. Speaking of which, anyone hear any news on the Avalon space?

In other restaurant news, I hear of around 5 restaurants that are set to open in the downtown area alone in the next 3 months. The downtown boom continues.
i heard several months back that the folks from the silver dollar are putting in a mexican fusion kinda thing in the old avalon.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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i heard several months back that the folks from the silver dollar are putting in a mexican fusion kinda thing in the old avalon.
Rumor is that mau be dead....any site work on the Avalon site? Havent been to the Ville in months.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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I am so saddened to learn of this, and of all the dissension and criticism and controversy.

I knew the owner many years ago, and remember her as incredibly intelligent, well-informed and creative, friendly and kind, but distractable, forgetful of promises and obligations at times and easily involved in things outside of her depth and sometimes needing to extract herself from various resulting tangles. She was a bit of a wild card, fun to be around, and filled with what our (almost entirely somewhat older) crowd then took to be highly improbable ambitions, one of which was owning a restaurant. She was in her late teens then, barely out of high school, and unlike any other teenager I'd ever known. She was an original.

From the descriptions of these recent occurances, it seems that Lynn still has many of these same qualities. I am so sorry that her dream-come-true turned into such a nightmare for so many, and hope that once again, she can extract herself from what I strongly expect is acute pain and self-doubt and learn from the process, and that those who were hurt can find healing, understanding, and perhaps forgiveness rather than continue to pile on the blame.
I also knew her in a way. She belonged to the same small gym I belonged to years ago. In the lounge there where everyone gathered before class or just to sit and watch TV, she chatted with everyone and was very friendly with a smile. At that time she was asking opinions about food since she planned to open up another restaurant somewhere. I'll miss the place too and it wouldn't be the same if a new owner took over either.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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Interestingly enough Gyslain is from my neck of the woods (not originally, but got into business here)...worked up in Darke County Ohio at a country restaurant and then to Union City, Indiana to open a chocolate place and to Richmond (Indiana) to open a restaurant. So he is known to Dayton gourmands....

...a bit of suprise to see his name pop up in Louisville over in NuLu.

I think his Louisville location was his first out of the Western Ohio/Eastern Indiana area.
From what I understand, he has relocated to Louisville, trying to escape the Ohio area. He also has a Ghyslain at Westport Village in Louisville which opened in the last year and is doing very well. There are plans for more eateries in Louisville.

I think he still has a restaurant in western OH/Indiana.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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What do you all think about the closing of Lynn's Paradise Restaurant~? Ever been there~? What restaurants do you miss that are closed~?
Lynn's checked out because it went downhill.........and had been going downhill for some time. It became gross after a while...........smelly, dirty, and the food was mediocre.

And, I was a longtime fan from the old days back on Frankfort when everyone was standing out in the front "yard" and had to wait 1 - 1 1/2 hours to get in.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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Lynn's checked out because it went downhill.........and had been going downhill for some time. It became gross after a while...........smelly, dirty, and the food was mediocre.

And, I was a longtime fan from the old days back on Frankfort when everyone was standing out in the front "yard" and had to wait 1 - 1 1/2 hours to get in.
We do not often agree but...I think I agree with you on this. The food went downhill and Louisville has progressed to a culinary mecca since it opened over 20 years ago. It was nice for the nostalgia, the decor, and the location, but the food was just ok by Louisville standards. That said, it was still a pretty good restaurant, certainly above IHOP and the likes, so I am not really sure why it closed.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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Lynn's checked out because it went downhill.........and had been going downhill for some time. It became gross after a while...........smelly, dirty, and the food was mediocre.

And, I was a longtime fan from the old days back on Frankfort when everyone was standing out in the front "yard" and had to wait 1 - 1 1/2 hours to get in.
It was great when I went there and the same waiters/waitresses were there. I got to know them since I went in there regularly. The food was always good and the place always clean from what I could see...like I said in the post to start with.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: downtown phoenix
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Lynn's checked out because it went downhill.........and had been going downhill for some time. It became gross after a while...........smelly, dirty, and the food was mediocre.

And, I was a longtime fan from the old days back on Frankfort when everyone was standing out in the front "yard" and had to wait 1 - 1 1/2 hours to get in.
I agree that the food wasn't that great, but the fact is the place was packed just about every hour they were open.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I never saw anything I'd consider "dirty" in the dining room at Lynn's, and the only odors were those of good food. Not gourmet cookery, certainly - but creative and tasty, and I don't think gourmet meals were ever the goal at Lynn's Paradise Cafe.

Sorry it's now Paradise Lost...
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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We do not often agree but...I think I agree with you on this. The food went downhill and Louisville has progressed to a culinary mecca since it opened over 20 years ago. It was nice for the nostalgia, the decor, and the location, but the food was just ok by Louisville standards. That said, it was still a pretty good restaurant, certainly above IHOP and the likes, so I am not really sure why it closed.
Yes......we are in agreement......Yay!

It is certainly better than Denny's and IHOP, but not good enough to be a "destination restaurant" in L,Ky anymore.

You do have so much more to chose from now........and Lynn's just didn't keep up. It will be interesting to see what happens to that spot or if Lynn reinvents it.
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