Windsor: Whirlwind of closures, openings

DePaoli's, David's Hot Dogs, Truc Linh close while Moxie's Yogurt and Namaste open


Moxie's Yogurt
Moxie's Yogurt

Pizzeria DePaoli says farewell: Longtime town green pizzeria DePaoli’s plans to shutter March 15, 2011. According to an email sent to patrons from owner Fred Langley, who also also owned the former Langley’s on th Green, the difficult decision to close came after unsuccessful attempts to renegotiate their lease. Efforts to operate under a more viable scenario were unfruitful, he said in the letter. “I am thankful for all of your support over the years and want nothing more than the best for our community,” he added.

Truc Linh replaced by Namaste: Vietnamese restaurant Truc Linh, also on the Town Green shuttered at the end of January. Namaste Indian and Himalayan restaurant has opened in it’s space. BiteClubber Dena gives thumbs up on her first visit.

Also recently opened, Moxie’s Yogurt. More than just your average fro-yo shop, this is dessert with some tasty local cred. Owners Angie Boudro and Melissa Jinks want you to try taste combinations like Wine Country Cheesecake with local pomegranate balsamic vinegar or farm fresh tart with Handmade Pantry (you can find them at the farmer’s markets) granola. That’s not to say you won’t find Reeses Pieces, gummy worms and cookie dough, too. But along with all the usual suspects are nice surprises like lemon curd, fresh fruit (not the canned or defrosted stuff), chewy mochi bits and agave syrup. Classy. It’s all self-serve, so you can mix and match to you’re heart’s content, which you will undoubtedly do. Just don’t forget the cherry on top. 8930 Brooks Road South, Windsor.