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Cyclo, LGO, and mo'

A girlfriend and I took a jaunt to Cyclo for lunch today to catch up with Justina Duong, who's been flirting with the idea of opening a second location of her popular Vietnamese restaurant in Central Phoenix.

Well, I think she finally found her spot. It'll be in the same plaza as Movies On Central, just south of Camelback.

The only catch right now is putting in a gas line -- a five-figure expenditure that will seriously hit her in her designer pocketbook. Ouch!

I'd also heard that the folks behind La Grande Orange have been considering a space in the same strip, although that would invite the same issue that has plagued them at their 40th Street and Campbell location: parking! We'll see what happens there.

And on the high-style front, the guys from Haus will also be opening a new location at that spot.

It all bodes well for Phoenix -- grab some pho for lunch, with some of Justina's awesome black sticky rice and mango for dessert, shop for Jonathan Adler stuff at Haus, find a DVD at Movies on Central, and then take home a bottle of wine from LGO.

Strip mall synergy -- we need more of that!

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Michele Laudig
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