Chipotle Mexican Grill coming to Kuwait

Posted by Mark

I don’t really have that much information on this other than a friend of mine accidentally revealing to me in a conversation that a friend of theirs is getting Chipotle to Kuwait. I couldn’t dig out any more information so take this news with a grain of salt. Chipotle if you aren’t aware is a chain of restaurants specializing in burritos and tacos. I’ve personally never tried it before but everyone who has says they’re ridiculously good. If I find out anything more I’ll let you know.


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Salhiya Complex getting a restaurants strip

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The second mezzanine floor at Salhiya Complex is getting a makeover. The floor which has the Maki Restaurant is getting the ceiling height raised and a lot of clothing stores were closed down and instead restaurants will be opening up in their place.


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Stabbing at Marina Mall

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Earlier tonight (Thursday) I got a message from a friend that there was a stabbing at Marina Mall. I confirmed that with a Marina Mall security guard an hour ago and a few minutes ago I got photos of the victim lying on the stairs that lead to the food court all bloodied and still. Based on the photos it looks like the victim died. I don’t have any other information on why the stabbing took place.

Update: A reader who was there when the incident took place had the following to say;

I was there last night when it happened and it wasn’t at food court but near Johnny rockets at crescent on the stairs, there had been a fight between two guys who were friends over this girl and one guy went and got his friends and they stabbed the man to death, I’m a 16 year old girl and all the guys got involved and rushed us out of the area as it happened, marina went on lockdown and police were everywhere! – Lola


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Fire at Avenues

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According to a friend of mine a fire started in Chili’s in Avenues Phase 1 resulting in the closure of the cinema and the Xcite store. I don’t have any more details or photos yet but will update this post when I do.

Update: According to another contact, it wasn’t a fire. One of the AC compressors for Chili’s broke down causing smoke which ended up reaching Xcite and the movie theaters.

Update2: Below is a video shot by @faiha_city


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Sports Direct opening soon

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Sports Direct, UK’s largest and #1 number one sports retailer is opening right across the street from Avenues. Looks like it’s going to be huge.

Update: Sports Direct also have a branch in Hawali – Tunis street and they had their grand opening yesterday. They’re owned by Al Homaizi Group, the same people who also own GoSport.


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Linda coming back

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I previously posted that Linda who hosts the morning show on 99.7 had left Kuwait permanently but I got word from a friend who works at 99.7 that Linda will be coming back soon. Not sure if this is good or bad news for people who listen to the morning show, I know no one liked her when she was on but I also know that people prefer her over the new replacements. For now I’m filing this under gossip & rumors.


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Joe’s Cafe at Joseph opening soon

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Joe’s Cafe is opening up at The Prestige in Avenues right next to Joseph on the mezzanine floor. I generally don’t care about cafe’s much but this place looks extremely cool.


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Tim Hortons opening this weekend

Posted by Mark

According to a reader, Tim Hortons at the Avenues will be opening this coming Saturday, August 24th.


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CBJ Opening in Kuwait

Posted by Mark

Classic Burger Joint, the most popular Lebanese burger joint is opening in Kuwait right next to The Village. They’re also opening right next to another new burger place called Big Smoke Burger. I’m not a big fan of CBJ and I have no idea why they’re so popular in Lebanon since I didn’t think their burgers were any good. You can check out my review on CBJ [Here]


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Peacock Opening Again Soon

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The Peacock Chinese restaurant at Radisson Blu will be reopening along with the hotel around mid September. I passed by today to get a sneak peek and I am please to say the place looks practically the same. It’s gotten a minor facelift with new materials for the seats and nicer ceiling and lights but generally the restaurant hasn’t changed. The original chefs are all still there and the menu will remain the same which is great. If it’s not broken don’t fix it. Check out two pictures of the interior [Here] and [Here]

I’ve got some more pictures of the hotel which I’ll also be sharing in a separate post.


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