Monday, May 2, 2011

Something Sweet Dessert Lounge Is Staying Open: Extended Version

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Something Sweet Dessert Lounge was packed with people having final desserts during its last weekend in business when the owners quieted the crowd to make an announcement.

“You should have heard this place when we stood up and said, ‘We are the former owners of Something Sweet, and we are here to tell you that this place is going to stay open!” said Beckey Hammon, who owned and operated the dessert lounge with Robin Barbara until this weekend.

The two had planned to shut Something Sweet down early Sunday morning, after announcing the closure last week on the dessert lounge’s Facebook page. But an unnamed person bought the business, hired the former owners as managers and kept all eight employees on the payroll as well.

So instead of locking the doors, they're expanding the menu. Hammon said there's talk of adding sandwiches and a few other items to the menu, but nothing had been finalized.

Hammon said she was touched by the more than 600 people who came out say their goodbyes to Something Sweet, and that she was a bit worn out from one very emotional weekend.

“There are angels out there, and they came in and saved this business,” said Hammon.

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