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Tastease Donuts in Hartford, CT---closing

masha bousha May 3, 2012 04:22 AM

I am super sad to be adding this post but the other day the Hartford Courant reported that Tastease donuts on New Park Avenue is going to close on 6/30. I think this is the second time they were on the brink of closing but if you read the article, this one sounds like it's for good.


I've used Tastease for many a special occassion. They will be greatly missed. I'll have to make many a visit between now and 6/30 for some beautiful and tasty tiny donuts and get my cuban sammich fix.

Check 'em out before they're gone.

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    crackersjacks RE: masha bousha May 3, 2012 07:19 AM

    Are they moving to Middletown?


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      kattyeyes RE: crackersjacks May 3, 2012 06:33 PM

      No way, REALLY?! How do you know this thing, crackersjacks?!

      Well, masha bousha, I'm sorry for your loss, and almost sorry for our gain (or my personal gain) because I do love a good donut...and they are nowhere near me...until maybe now! Ohboyohboyohboy!

      680 Main Street is the former Little Tibet storefront...so the North End will be gettin' sweeter with cupcakes and now donuts. HOWABOUTTHAT?!

      ETA: Oh, gotcha--was this your tipoff?

      1. re: kattyeyes
        crackersjacks RE: kattyeyes May 3, 2012 10:18 PM

        Yep, that was the tipoff. I hope it's true, but I'm going to make it a point to get up to the Hartford location before 6/30 just in case.

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          SoupsOnCT RE: crackersjacks May 11, 2012 12:12 PM

          Not true unfortunately.. the guy who was going to buy Tastease had plans to expand and open another location in Middletown. That isn't happening now that the deal didn't work out.

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            SoupsOnCT RE: SoupsOnCT Jun 14, 2012 03:50 PM

            Staying open and still for sale..


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        masha bousha RE: crackersjacks May 7, 2012 05:02 AM

        oooh, that really is my loss!! Enjoy!!

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        ratbuddy RE: masha bousha May 7, 2012 07:23 AM

        Ahh, first Donut and Bagel Stop, now Tastease, what is my west end coming to? Yeah, I know they're probably both technically in Parkville, but to me, west end is definied by proximity to West Hartford, not the official neighborhood ;-)

        At least Panaderia Pan Del Cielo (Bread of Heaven Bakery if I remember 8th grade Spanish right) is picking up the slack nicely up on Prospect, even if they do put lettuce on the Cubans (wtf??).

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          2000fair RE: masha bousha Jun 15, 2012 04:43 PM

          any idea what they are asking for the business? sounds like a great little place!

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            SoupsOnCT RE: 2000fair Jun 17, 2012 05:36 AM

            About double what it is worth on paper, from the article; Tony said. "The ones without a cent want it real bad, and the ones with money want it for nothing.".

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              philbkr RE: SoupsOnCT Jun 18, 2012 05:02 AM

              Latest news is that they're going to remain open for the time being and until they can find a buyer who will keep the place as it has been. Here's hoping.

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                2000fair RE: SoupsOnCT Jun 18, 2012 03:31 PM

                do you have an idea what their asking soups?

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                  philbkr RE: 2000fair Jun 20, 2012 08:43 AM

                  Sorry, not a clue. Why not call and ask?

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                    2000fair RE: philbkr Jun 21, 2012 04:12 PM

                    just curious,soups on seemed to have an idea

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                      SoupsOnCT RE: 2000fair Jun 21, 2012 06:37 PM

                      They had an ad on Craigslist for $90K but I was told they don't have the tax returns and sales to justify that price.

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