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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Darryl Strawberry’s restaurant in Queens to unexpectedly close

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.

Repoz Posted: October 14, 2012 at 07:31 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: October 14, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4270081)
(insert drug reference here)
   2. Morph Posted: October 14, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4270087)
The place had some pretty good sandwiches.
   3. smileyy Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4270091)
I don't find any restaurant closing particularly unexpected within the first 5 years or so.
   4. The District Attorney Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:24 PM (#4270122)
That's a shame, not a fancy place but I liked it.
   5. Downtown Bookie Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4270139)
...will unexpectedly shut down this Sunday evening.


Um, if it's an event that will happen, and you're reporting about it before it happens, just how unexpected is it?

DB
   6. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4270149)
No longer the straw that snorts the coke.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4270469)
Its a restaurant attached to an athlete, its no unexpected at all.
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: October 14, 2012 at 10:35 PM (#4270480)
would have been nice if the link went to the actual story below and not to the parasitic organism that will now generate more pageviews via BBTF

http://queenscourier.com/2012/exclusive-strawberrys-to-close-suddenly-this-weekend/
   9.   Posted: October 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM (#4270578)
I thought reggie jackson stirred the drink.
   10. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 11:44 PM (#4270638)
I thought reggie jackson stirred the drink.

a mixed New York metaphor
   11. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: October 14, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4270652)
1. RMc is Someone Who Knows Posted: October 14, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4270081)
(insert drug reference here)

2. Matt Waters Posted: October 14, 2012 at 07:59 PM (#4270087)
The place had some pretty good sandwiches.
How I Met Your Mother sandwiches?
   12. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: October 15, 2012 at 06:07 AM (#4270707)

I don't find any restaurant closing particularly unexpected within the first 5 years or so.


So true - good god they are hard work.
   13. Benji Posted: October 15, 2012 at 06:41 AM (#4270711)
Couldn't they have tried to bring in Robert Irvine or Willie Degel first?
   14. BDC Posted: October 15, 2012 at 09:28 AM (#4270773)
Douglaston, I used to live a couple of LIRR stops from there. But I moved away in '08, so no wonder I've never heard of this restaurant. It's a Gold-Coasty part of Queens, at one end of the Manhasset/Great Neck wealth continuum. Restaurants open and fail there at a terrific rate – as others have noted, they do so everywhere, for that matter.
   15. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: October 15, 2012 at 12:07 PM (#4270922)
Well, I have to tell you that a restaurant is a very tricky investment. More than half of them go under within the first six months. If I were your accountant I would have to strongly advise you against it, as...as an accountant.

You're NOT my accountant.

I realize I'm not your accountant. I said if I were your accountant...
   16. Swedish Chef Posted: October 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM (#4270934)
It is pretty easy to end up with a small fortune by starting a restaurant, just start with a big fortune.
   17. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 15, 2012 at 12:27 PM (#4270954)

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