Guess those Strawberry poison-dart frog legs didn’t go over so well.
In Douglaston, N.Y., the straw will no longer stir the drink. Strawberry’s Sports Grill, which bears the name of the former Mets and Yankees slugger Darryl Strawberry, will unexpectedly shut down this Sunday evening. The news comes as a complete surprise to the staff.
“It came out of nowhere,” said Michael Strawberry, Darryl’s older brother, to the Queens Courier. The elder Strawberry who was involved in the restaurant’s operations, did not have a say in the decisions that led to its demise. “I am very sad. Rest assured it had nothing to do with my brother and me.”
...As the establishment attempted to move past its honeymoon phase, 2012 was weathered by instability; a seemingly endless rotation of managers, changes to the sports themed staff uniforms, and an overhaul of their menu that disenchanted the loyal customer base they initially attracted. “They had the neighborhood crowd in their back pocket and lost it,” said Darrin Meenan, the owner of the popular apparel company, The 7 Line, who was a frequent collaborator with the restaurant.
Posted: October 14, 2012 at 07:31 PM | 17 comment(s)
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