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Offline Carla99

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SugarFreak Closed?
« on: June 08, 2014, 07:03:16 PM »
Walked by SugarFreak and noticed the were closed for renovations.  Never a good sign.  I do hope they re-open.  I really like that place

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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 01:08:54 AM »
Greetings!!


My name is Michele, I'm the owner of SugarFreak.  Thanks for liking my restaurant!!! 


We will in fact be back, early July.   We are hard at work, making changes that are long overdue.  The changes are very exciting!  Snowballs, are coming to Astoria!!!!   Plus a whole mess of other stuff.


I am also putting the finishing touches on my pie shop, 30th Ave@ 36th Street. Tossing around a few names, really just working on my recipes.   Look for it, Late July. 


So, thanks again,


Michele

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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 01:34:23 PM »
Congrats Michele on the new pie venture - can't wait to see what you turn out!!!

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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 04:01:34 PM »
Thank for the update, Michelle. I can't wait to check out the pie shop.

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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 10:04:03 AM »
I have to ask, this isn't one of those "we are avoiding what would have been a failing health inspection" thing, is it?
Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?

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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 08:54:53 PM »
nope!!!

Nothing very dramatic, just time to make repairs and improvements!

The restaurant has an A letter grade, with zero points!!!

See y'all soon,
Michele

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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 08:23:03 AM »
Glad to hear. Some people were asking, so I'll be happy to be armed with info on that.


I hope that the renovations include an actual sign outside that tells people the name of your store as opposed to just a door decal. I find it to be a little unwelcoming without one.
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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2014, 07:00:40 AM »
Signs hanging in window say "early July" but they are still closed. Any updates?
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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2014, 09:17:30 AM »

We will in fact be back, early July.   We are hard at work, making changes that are long overdue.  The changes are very exciting!  Snowballs, are coming to Astoria!!!!   Plus a whole mess of other stuff.


Snowballs in July? Won't they melt?

Offline Maddeo622

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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2014, 06:28:52 PM »
Hello Astoria!


A few problems have delayed opening. 


I will post when I have an exact date.


Workin hard, hoping everyone will like the changes.


Michele


PS.  Alex, I guess that depends on your location.




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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2014, 11:07:38 AM »
Who else isn't buying it anymore? ;)
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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2014, 05:38:04 PM »
Still nothing dramatic going on.
Repairs and improvements are taking a little longer than I expected.
I will post when I have a definite opening date. 


Michele


P.s. Philo-Junius, I am always at the restaurant.  When I reopen, introduce yourself to me. I would love to buy you dinner.  I really love your comments and Astorians.com.  I am a native Astorian. I was born in Astoria General Hospital, raised in Ravenswood, even worked at G.T Lawe in High School.  I would love to chat with another neighborhood person.


Anyways, see you all very soon!






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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2014, 07:02:51 PM »
Who else isn't buying it anymore? ;)

It's Obama's fault
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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 06:27:12 AM »
Noticed help wanted signs up yesterday -- sad that the existing staff lost their jobs for "improvements." Service was pretty much always spot on.


Not sure what  improvements are being made, but the decor was great for the type of restaurant. It was the food that was lackluster -- good, but bland and uninspired, and not vegetarian friendly. I hope if the restaurant ever does reopen, it's with improvements to the food as well.

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Re: SugarFreak Closed?
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2014, 07:15:59 AM »
Noticed help wanted signs up yesterday -- sad that the existing staff lost their jobs for "improvements." Service was pretty much always spot on.


Not sure what  improvements are being made, but the decor was great for the type of restaurant. It was the food that was lackluster -- good, but bland and uninspired, and not vegetarian friendly. I hope if the restaurant ever does reopen, it's with improvements to the food as well.

I wonder if the "help wanted" sign isn't for extra help to run the sweets side, rather than a wholesale replacement of the existing staff.  And New Orleans cuisine generally isn't known for being vegetarian-friendly.


 

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