Sugar & Plumm, the restaurant and sweet shop on Amsterdam between 78th and 79th Street told customers in a Friday Instagram post that the shop is closed for good “due to unforeseen issues and higher raised rents.”
The shop has had paper over the windows for a couple of weeks, but had told some people by email that they would reopen, according to West Side Rag readers. Still, there was no sign on the door and no one was answering the phone. They didn’t respond to our emails.
Sugar & Plumm had been closed a few months ago because of health violations, but subsequently reopened and even got an A health grade.
When the shop first opened five years ago, it encountered community opposition because it displaced several smaller businesses, and some people considered the storefront to be too garish. It was even hit by the “sticker bandit” who once roamed the streets of the UWS.
Top photo by Warren.