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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lily's China Bistro Opening on Carson Street

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 10:13 AM

The old Long John Silver’s building has been through a lot of ups and downs lately. After over 20 years of selling fast food fish, the franchise owners decided in 2007 to close the doors and leave town, supposedly over a dispute about grease traps.

The building sat empty for two years, until finally a new tenant started moving in, the Sugarplum Bakery, which was relocating from Genoa to Carson. It opened last June, but only lasted about three weeks before closing their doors too. The bakery later relocated to Minden, but the Long John Silver building still sat empty.

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen activity around the building, so I thought there might be a new tenant in the works. And indeed, early this morning I drove by to find a sign had gone up for Lily’s China Bistro. I’ve never heard of it before, but that could be good news, a new business owner trying to make a go of it.

This is right next door to the old Burger King, which is still in the process of being converted to Super Burrito, another local business that already has three stores in Reno. So if the national franchises are leaving and locals moving in, that could be a good trend towards bringing Carson City’s economy back to life.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sugarplum Bakery back in Douglas

Posted Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Many people have questions about what happened to The Sugarplum Bakery in Genoa? The last two years have been a turmoil for the mother daughter team who owned The Sugarplum Bakery and Treats in Genoa. After many months of struggling to either resume operations of the bakery or be paid for the bakery it came down to the local District Judge David Gamble giving Therese Abraham-Noble full possession of her bakery with full rights of ownership. The location in Genoa is now occupied by a different business so the bakery deserves a new space. With that said it was time to consider where to relocate her.

After searching for the best location for the Sugarplum Bakery site, Therese and her daughter Kamryn felt that returning it to Douglas County was in the best interest of the bakery. We have many customers from Carson City and Reno, however The Sugarplum was born into Douglas County and we felt it should stay in Douglas County.

The menu is very similar to the days of old with several new additions. Since the new location is in The Minden Village at the old Quiznos place, the new location still has the large toaster oven left behind by former tenant Quiznos. This means that tasty treats in the morning can be toasted in a new manner, including homemade scones, muffins, breads sliced and smothered in homemade jams, preserves and spreads. At lunch the tuna salad, chicken salad or egg salad can be toasted on your choice of breads. This is surely a new take on old favorites. The BLT is my favorite and add some avocado or sliced tomato and I am tickled pink.

Looking to rekindle the magic The Sugarplum gave you, imagine if you will your favorite cookie toasted lightly just before you bite into it…it is just as good as coming right out of the oven. Most baked goods are going to be made on premises however the newest edition to the baked delights are Persian treats such as Saffron Pudding, Toot’s (mulberry candies), Walnut Cookies, Fromage (french custard) and more baked by local Carson City residents and brought into The Sugarplum for sale.

The Sugarplum Fairy’s have been hard at work creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Although the bakery was scheduled to open in December for Christmas it didn’t happen. Pipes froze and water flooded the newly rented space rapidly. This delayed the progress of the space being dolled up for her old clientele.

This is an open invitation to visit the new location and have a gander. The pastry case is just as beautiful as ever full of incredible delicacies from your childhood memories to the newest and latest trends. Come and see for yourself what The Sugarplum Fairy’s have been up too! Have a Fairy nice day and a Happy New Year!

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

SugarPlum Bakery Closed

Posted Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 5:26 PM

I got a tip from a reader that the SugarPlum Bakery, which just opened last month in the old Long John Silver’s building, had closed. So I swung by to take a close look, and sure enough it’s locked tight and the kitchen has been emptied out. A little more research shows this posting on Yelp:

The SugarPlum Bakery, which opened last month on South Carson Street across from the Carson Mall, has closed. A sign that appeared on the front door on July 10 said the closure was due to an oven malfunction, and their phone has since been disconnected.

This is kind of sad, for a small business to close like this just a month after opening, and especially because I never had a chance to go there.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

SugarPlum Bakery Open

Posted Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 9:10 AM

The remodeling work at the old Long John Silver’s restaurant is finished, and the SugarPlum Bakery has now opened its doors for business. The Nevada Appeal has the article, with details on the pastries, pot pies, bagels, and cupcakes they offer.

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