Monday, August 17, 2015
Sandy's - Closing, & Re-opening Soon
A few days ago I noticed that Sandy's Cafe was shuttered, and hoped that this was just a vacation closure. Sadly, that's not the case. Today I spoke to workers outside the store, who told me that Gigi & Neil, who took over from the lovely Elia Adame early this year, had closed their business. This is a real shame - they're a great couple, and were offering nice selection of coffee, pastries and savory items, including the famous tamales, a specialty at Sandy's. It's hard running a business on a side street, and I'm sorry they didn't get a bigger crowd of customers. The good news is that Sandy's will be re-opening, hopefully later this week, albeit in a slightly different format. Apparently the new people running it are connected to the original owners, & the new Sandy's will be more of a deli than a cafe. Tamales will still be available, along with a wider selection of Mexican food, and the deli-standard bagels & the like. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Sandy's III -get out there and show some support!