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Kickass Cupcakes Is Closed

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  1. Woo hoo! (Regarding the trend ending, not a business closing. But I was not a fan of that place anyway.)

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    1. re: davis_sq_pro

      Yeah, I had them twice, and hey were kinda stale, and pretty dull in flavor. They won't be missed.

    2. Probably the overdue end of a trend, but a bad product at high prices with very poor service may also have been part of their demise - several attempts to like it, but no success at the store or the truck (Dewey Sq - what an attitude!)

      1. that trend had jumped the shark even before some of our locals had even opened. loss of a business is always sad, but bandwagon jumping + middling product rarely makes for long-term success.

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          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            love Fro Yo....since the first time I tasted it in Harvard Square on Brattle St. in 1973 or 1974. Maybe way too many store fronts now. I guess fro yo has been a longer term trend. I like it way better than ice cream so I hope at least some survive.

            went into to Kickass the first or second week they opened with my son. No other customers. One person at the counter who saw us was on her cell phone. Promptly turned her back on us and proceeded to talk for at least 15 minutes without ever looking back at us. No scribbling as if taking an order. Just blatant disregard. We left and never went back.

            1. re: Madrid

              You actually waited for 15 minutes while being completely ignored and didn't leave before that??

              1. re: black_lab

                I was going to say the same thing! Seriously, as soon as she turned her back on the only customer in there we would be gone.

                1. re: black_lab

                  I had a 7 year old with me who was seriously wanting, and willing to wait longer than I was. We went to Mike's and got a gooey dessert instead. He was adopted from foster care and has emotional issues, so to speak. If he's willing to wait, I was.

          2. Absolutely zero loss to the neighborhood in terms of product/service, though I hope it's not a case of a business not being able to afford an over-market rent, which is always a loss to a neighborhood.

              1. Man cannot live by cupcakes alone.

                1. When they moved down the street for cheaper rent, they told some customers that the majority of their business came from catering and their food truck. Unfortunately I guess they underestimated the importance of foot traffic to their business, or the cumulative effect of lousy service & a mediocre and overpriced product to their reputation.

                  Word on Davis Sq LiveJournal is that one of their customers pre-paid for a catering order and found the place emptied out and closed on the day they were scheduled to pick their cupcakes up.

                  1. restaurant in the same building, M3, closed to seizure:


                    same building… same landlord?

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                    1. re: enhF94

                      Definitely the same landlord -- he's known to local tenants as a tyrant with ridiculously high rents. His buildings all have long-standing vacancies.

                    2. I always hated the name, both because it was puerile (when they were younger, my kids loved to say "kickass" to me whenever we were in Davis Square and passed the store, knowing that I am a bit of a prude) and inaccurate. But I guess "Yesterday's Overpriced, Oversweetened Cupcakes Sold by People Who Would Rather Be Doing Something Else," would have taken up too much room on the sign . . .

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                      1. re: weg

                        The name was the worst, because it just begged for adaptations (DryAss Cupcakes, SuckAss Cupcakes, MeanAss Cupcakes, etc.)