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Essay On Sorcery To Lift A Curse

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It takes special kind of sorcery to lift a curse, especially one held over a restaurant site. The previous times I have dined at this location, the cooking and concepts may have been great, but after a short-run, things ultimately went kaput. For opposite reasons each time, this spot has kind of been doomed. It would, I thought, take Gandalf-like magic to turn this sorrow’s ear locale into a silk purse. But, Bottoms Up Gastropub and Tap founder, Mike Muniz may have reversed this hex. Tucked away on an aggressively average block in the Turtle Crossing Shopping Plaza, a wall of black glass begs for your attention…and a lighted sign. Open the door and descend into a cozily masculine-meets-industrial room. Muniz transformed this location’s…show more content…
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