Lansdowne Street – A Boston-style Pub in Bonita Springs, Florida

Almost everyone from Massachusetts knows Lansdowne Street is the road running behind Fenway Park.

Bonita Springs now has it’s own Lansdowne Street. And while it’s not located just a few footsteps from the legendary home of the Boston Red Sox, it sure feels like it from inside.

Located inside the Bernwood Design Centre, near the corner of Old 41 Road and US 41, Lansdowne Street is a new restaurant and pub that recreates the experience of sitting in a Boston Bar. Modeled after the well-known Beacon Hill watering hole, The Sevens, Lansdowne Street oozes gritty Northeast charm. The interior is all brick and rich, dark wood. At one end of the establishment, there is a Green Monster scoreboard and an “old-school” dartboard. At the other end, there is an antique stained-glass window from a Cambridge church and a working fireplace. Between it all there is a veritable museum of Red Sox memoribilia, lots of flat-screen TV’s tuned to New England sports, and a stately bar serving over 48 different types of beer. Some of the stand-out brews are Lefthand Brewery’s Milk Stout, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, and the hard-to-find-in-Florida Boston-Favorite – Harpoon IPA.

The food Lansdowne Street serves is lighter-style pub fare. Their menu revolves around the concept of gourmet sandwiches. They’ve got everything from vegetarian panini offerings to fully decked out grinders. All of Lansdowne Street’s signature sandwiches are named after well-traveled Boston roads…The Mass Pike, Newbury Street, Yawkey Way. They’ve also got a full selections of salads, chili, clam chowder, Boston baked beans, and a not-to-be-missed lobster roll.

Juke box music blares from the corner. Live music passes through on occasion.

On St. Patricks Day, we had a block party outside with a tent set up. We had an industrial-sized grill set up, live music…the bartenders were pouring green Pabst Blue Ribbon,” says Lansdowne Street proprietor, Michael Maurer. “Thousands of people showed up, you could barely move through the crowd, it was incredible.”

The Red Sox and Celtics games play. Northern accents litter the air. Shouts and applause erupt as David Ortiz hits one out of the park. Here is a place where you can watch the games the way they do in Boston…with a Fenway-style crowd of like-minded fans cheering on the team. Lansdowne Street in Bonita Springs is “The Red Sox Nation’s Southernmost Outpost”. Don’t you think you should pay it a visit?

www.Lansdowne-Street.com

How to Find the Right Boston Airport Car Service

Boston air is always infused with academic charm. Many people come to the city not just to experience its lavish lifestyle, which is magnificent in its own right, but to fill themselves with the knowledge of high arts, complex science, and mind numbing logic. A Boston airport transportation limo becomes witness to many such heated and spirited discussions struck when among the passengers when commuting to or from airport to the university.

Boston, the city that sprawls in 89.63 miles and gives home to hundreds of thousands of people, has in excess of 100 colleges and university where more than 250,000 students come to satiate their hunger for knowledge and expertise. It is one of the major education hubs of the United States. The academic buzz has fetched the name of “the Athens of America” for the city.

The demand for limousine in Boston and its neighborhood is fueled not only by party goers or corporate executives, but also by people in academic circles. Students of various colleges and university also demand for a world-class Boston airport car service to carry them to and from the airport. Although I do not have any data to support this, I think students contribute a great deal to Boston airport transportation business.

When mentioning Boston it is prudent to mention nightlife of the city, which is made exciting by the presence of various nightclubs, pubs, bars, and restaurants. The city is famous for its restaurants which has unique mix of live music and sumptuous food. From The Alchemist Lounge on Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain to Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro, South St. Downtown to Julien Restaurant on Franklin St (Langham Hotel) to Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge on Amory Street, Jamaica Plain to Zuzu to The Middle east; each restaurant in the city provides a wide range of choices both in food and music. And for an art lover, the rotating art gallery of Zuzu is quite a treat.

But how to hire a right Boston airport car service?

If you have been struggling with this question then an answer to your problem, if not plight, has been found which I am going to describe below.

Step 1: Recommendation, recommendation, and recommendation

Seek recommendation from your friends and families. Nothing works better than personal recommendation in hiring a limousine. Talk to people who have availed limo services in Boston and ask not only about which company to go for, but also about the factors you should care for when hiring a limousine in Boston.

Step 2: Scan through local business directory

Now many people appreciate the importance of scanning through a reliable local business directory while hiring a limousine. Go for the best local business directory and look for the available alternatives. The folks behind the directory will include companies with dubious background or missing credentials (scams) because they also have to protect brand image of their business directory. Use this source to make a primary list of limo rental companies to call.

Step 3: Compare the offerings

Make a secondary list of 3 to 4 limousine rental companies in Boston. Talk to each one of them and ask them as many questions about their fleet, chauffeur, interior, model and make of their fleet, sitting space, etc., and do head to head comparison of each features.

You should base your judgment of hiring Boston Airport transportation on all three factors, not any one of the three factors. Each one of them is of equal importance, do not overlook any.

Boston Pizza – Franchise Review

Boston Pizza is a Canadian based restaurant chain that known by various names; Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza, Bo Pi or BP. It owns and franchises locations in Canada, the US as well as Mexico. Founded in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964 by Gus Agioritis, Boston Pizza concentrates on the making of pizza, pasta and ribs. It has its headquarters in Richmond, British Columbia and six years since its inception, it already has 17 locations in Western Canada of which 15 were franchised.

A royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was one of the first franchisees, who in 1968 had noticed the growing popularity of Boston Pizza. After purchasing the rights to open his restaurant in British Columbia, he later partnered with his friend and acquired the company from Ron Coyle, who had bought it from Agioritis. They had 16 restaurants, 15 of which they detached and franchised.

They continued to grow and by 1995 their chain had expanded to 95 restaurants in Western Canada with more sports bars founded as an essential part of the business. The expansion continued with the first Eastern Boston Pizza established in 1998. There are currently more than 325 Boston Pizza restaurants in Canada alone.

The United States version of Boston Pizza is known as Boston’s and the first franchise was established in the U.S in 1998. With its headquarters located in Dallas, Texas, Boston’s Gourmet Pizza became a casual dining restaurant and sports bar in the US serving different varieties of pizza, pasta, sandwiches and other delicious meals. It offers a family eating atmosphere with the sports bar consisting of the local teams memorabilia. It is convenient for a family outing or sporting fans. To date, Boston’s has 54 units in the US and 2 franchises in Mexico.

Boston Pizza got a big financial and business boost when it became the official pizza supplier for Expo 86 in Vancouver. This gave the company exposure enabling it to open 17 more franchises in the next 2 years. It is ranked in the top 100 in the fastest growing franchises as well as in America’s top global franchises.
The total revenue in the year 2007 was $755 million with a total investment of $1.7 million to 3.1 million. The franchise fee is $50,000 with a 5% ongoing royalty fee. In order to qualify as a franchise investor, you should have a net worth of $1.5 million and a cash liquidity requirement of $500,000 and general business experience. A franchised unit needs to be run by at least 7 employees and an absent owner of a franchise is prohibited.

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