Gone, but not bitter or anything

August 30th, 2009 · 156 comments

Writes Marni in Brooklyn: “We tried this restaurant back when they first opened. The food was pretty bad, it took forever to arrive, and I believe our waitress quit or was fired (either way, there was some yelling) during our meal.

“Many gimmicks involving morning coffee were attempted, but the signage made the food look really unappealing, the type of cuisine was unclear, and there are so many restaurants in Park Slope that if you can’t stand out for good reasons, you’re just not going to succeed. Trying to make the neighborhood feel guilty about it ain’t gonna work.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean they won’t try!

closed sign from Delicious on the Slope in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Another small business CLOSED FOR GOOD, as spotted by the ulterior epicure in Lawrence, Kansas:

remember the cheese loved you more than you loved it, from Lawrence, Kansas

And by Erich in London, Ontario:

yet another business closed due to urban sprawl

And in Tyler, Texas:

Thank you for not shopping at Circuit City

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FILED UNDER: guilt trip · restaurant · retail hell · thanks (but not really)


156 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Huh?

    I’m very curious about what kind of store the first one is. The name sounds like a food shop, but the picture portrays a forlorn boxer.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Nikki

      It’s food – I went to the website. :D
      http://deliciousontheslope.net/

      Aug 30, 2009 at 4:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Car RamRod

      Considering it’s in BK, they’d be better off calling it Fucking Delicious on the slope.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 4:45 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   TheOldSchool bang

      The “.net,” combined with the Daffy Duck-ish, lisper’s nightmare of a name, tells me all I need to know.

      When these folks couldn’t score a .com with even a crap name like that one, they should have realized the slope would be far slipperier than they imagined.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   C.S. Harmonikah

      I ‘m wondering why they would refer people to the website of a restaurant that is out of business.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:16 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   C.S. Harmonikah

      Having visited the website, i appreciate them designing it with the same aesthetic that is used on a community pool’s newsletter.

      And thats the most generic menu ever. Wow, burgers and sandwiches! Chicken Fingers and Nacho appetizers! where else could you find Chicken Fingers?

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:26 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   anglophile bang

      To be fair, C.S., they also had the innovative chicken wings with carrots, celery and blue cheese, and spinach-artichoke dip served with the bold choice of corn tortilla chips instead of the more traditional substrates such as pita triangles or little bread rounds.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 6:44 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   scaarykitty

      Yeah, I went to the site expecting some delicious details of the drama, but no such joy. Boo for false gossip-hope!

      Aug 31, 2009 at 2:39 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   Wolverine Girl

      Chickens have fingers?

      Aug 31, 2009 at 7:28 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.9   Geek Goddess

      So do fish.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 9:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      And buffalos have wings..

      Sep 1, 2009 at 8:44 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   oi bang

    the smiley O in the third note, makes me kinda happy that it’s closed.
    That smiley says customers were not patronizing the store but store was patronizing them by mere existence.
    I wouldn’t want to buy anything from that smiley face.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Watchtower bang

      Isn’t Walmart’s logo a smiley?

      Aug 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Wolverine Girl

      The smiley has angry eyes. Is it happy to be angry to be closed, or vice versa? I’m somewhat confused now.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      Walmart’s logo is now some sort of sun thingy.

      At least it is in these parts.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 8:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I believe they call it a “Spark”.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Luxor

      I think the reason there was a smily face, is that they were implying that Wal-mart ran them out of business.

      Sep 1, 2009 at 8:56 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   BlackMarketBeagle

    That second note scares me. “The cheese loved me more than I loved it,” and “Sweet dreams”? What is that supposed to mean? Am I going to fall asleep one day and some cheese monster is going to shove itself down my throat nd suffocate me?
    Yikes.
    I’m sorry baby, I love you I do I really do. Forget everything I said before, I was drunk, confused, and I just, I just, I just got scared of how much I really love you…

    Aug 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   C.S. Harmonikah

      There is nothing as pure and beautiful as the love from cheese.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:22 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Watchtower bang

      Swiss cheese or a cheese-log? Does it matter as long as the cheese is consenting?

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:32 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Watchtower bang

      and properly aged?

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:33 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   TheOldSchool bang

    I wanted to love the cheese, but the cheese just wanted to be friends.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 4:29 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Watchtower bang

      That second sign was funny, but maybe a little cheesy….

      Aug 30, 2009 at 5:15 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Bunnee

      TOS, do you think the reason the cheese only wanted to be friends is perhaps because you’ve cut her many times in the past?

      Aug 31, 2009 at 11:12 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      The Cheese is just whey too touchy.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 11:20 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Phalange

      The cheese was such a muenster for breaking my heart and leaving me feeling bleu. It was just no gouda. I swiss I could find a good ole’ American dairy product that won’t wind up breaking up with me and leaving me all provolone.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 1:30 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   anglophile bang

      Edam it! Not another punning string! I’d like to throw a brick at you all.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 2:42 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   MAMARILLA2 bang

      You could break us all on the wheel.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 2:51 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Geek Goddess

      You are all Emmental. I will go out on a limburger to say you are trying to milk this thread for all it is worth. I felt bleu after I processed the last few posts.

      What, are you stilton here?

      Aug 31, 2009 at 6:19 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   T imo®

      My gruyere-dar was going off when he waxed on about the spending brie he had been on. Those designer shoes on his feta just confirmed my suspicions. He tried to cover it up by saying he bet on Gorgonzola during March Madness but I was havarti none of that ruse.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 8:22 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      When the cheese’s love becomes harmful, you’ve got to cut it. You’ve got to cut the cheese.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      It was the blue veins that finally turned him away. Age had not been kind and the waxy skin and strong smell was just too much.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   TheOldSchool bang

    Advice to soon-to-be-former-employees of failed big box retailers:

    Never blame the shopers for your own mistakes.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   cheesyMonkey

      TOS – Shopers are to be blamed for EVERYTHING.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 12:39 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Beats blaming shoppers.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 1:47 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Geek Goddess

    The Cheese Remember Shoppe is that the now over. Cheese loved Closed for you more than good. you loved it.
    Sweet Dreams

    Aug 30, 2009 at 4:43 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Car RamRod

    No one shopped at circuit shitty cause that store sucked. Besides, for a national chain that is collapsing to blame the consumer base around one branch is kind of ridiculous…

    Aug 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Car RamRod

    Shouldn’t it be ‘some of you will be really sad, as we…’? And why capitalize ‘Us’ is this supposed to imply some sort of divine involvement?

    Aug 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Watchtower bang

    The Circuit City sign is missing a ‘p’ in shopping. Maybe the ‘p’ was left on the floor and that’s one of many reasons why people didn’t shop there.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 5:17 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   anglophile bang

      Nah, the Cheese Shoppe stole it. Bastards!

      Aug 31, 2009 at 6:50 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   woahhhface

    I thought that the circuit city employee shirt logo on the sign added a little.. je ne sais quoi. It was a nice passive aggressive touch.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Chicken Underwear bang

    Delicious on the Slope had no business opening on a residential block. I don’t even think they were zoned correctly. I love it that they blame their non costumers for their closing.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 5:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   mamason bang

      Well, who else should they blame? Just one guy in a chicken suit could have made all the difference.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   T imo®

      Dammit! I didn’t know showing up as a pirate would be so pate!

      Aug 30, 2009 at 6:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   bowloftoast bang

      Seven little words…
      Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 3:30 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   TheOldSchool bang

      Careful.

      In many parts of this country, it is common law that once a word reaches 4-syllables, it is no longer considered “little.” (I.E., it’s fair game.)

      Then again, in those same parts of the country, many folks have what is known as the “is she my mom/sister/aunt/or all of the above?” dilemma.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 1:13 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   bowloftoast bang

      By sad experiment I know how little weight my words with thee can find.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 6:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   mamason bang

    “…because you put your heart in this place and some happy because you predicted the failure and didn’t do anything to help God bless you all! ”

    What? 8-O Did they have the ko’ed boxer write this shortly after being revived?

    Aug 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   KatieMB

    It’s sad they waited until they closed to serve some whine with their cheese.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm   rating: 41  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Canthz_B bang

      I’d have spent some cash there if they had a lick-her license.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 7:18 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      I love you, Katie… but not quite as much as I loved the Cheese.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 9:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   KatieMB

      The cheese loved you too, but more than you loved it.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 5:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   mamason bang

    Who names these places? I can just imagine the meeting… *cue dream sequence*

    “What do we want people to know about our restaurant? What do we want to say?”

    “Um… that the food is delicious?”

    “Good! Good! Now let’s build on that. What else would we like our name to convey?”

    “Um… like, where we are?”

    “Beautiful! Perfect! I think we have a name!”

    Aug 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Kristen

    The cheese shop is going to be sadly missed here in Lawrence, KS…as will their tuna bacon cheddar. Someone beat me to posting this.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   T imo®

      Their lime jello and bay shrimp brie was to die for.
      No really, people died eating it.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   kate

    Here’s how Delicious on the Slope describes their “Ice Cream Sunday” (sic)

    “2 Ice Cream Scoops, Whipped Cream and some Candy sprinkles $5.95″

    The whole menu is just a sack of sad. I especially like the heading “BREAKFAST AT ANYTIME”. Be prepared! Breakfast may arrive unannounced AT ANYTIME!

    Aug 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Lita

      Their menu is wonderfully entertaining.

      I’m curious about Grandma Macaroni and Cheese: cheddar, parmesan and a garnish of lilac sachet and Polydent?

      The cram soda, though… don’t know, don’t WANNA know.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 10:52 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   aaa bang

      I bet the Grandma Macaroni and Cheese also includes floral loveseats and used Depends.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:14 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Lita

      Ooo! Don’t forget the savory crust of Ben Gay, cat litter and dusty ribbon candy!

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   anglophile bang

      It’s not a Sundae if it doesn’t have syrup, that’s why they called it a Sunday. It’s the kind of joyless ice cream treat that their strict Methodist minister allows them to serve on the Sabbath.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 6:55 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   russian

      Breakfast at Anytime – even better than Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 8:40 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   Watchtower

      Breakfast at Anytime….Anytime Stan’s idea?

      Aug 31, 2009 at 5:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Laura

    If customers can predict a store’s failure, how can they do anything to help? The owner seems like the kind of a-hole that wouldn’t take constructive criticism.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 6:41 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   T imo®

    We are sorry, all of your customers have now been outsourced.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    We all did a good job knocking out Circuit City.
    Those going out of business deals were phenomenal.

    I say we go after Best Buy next…we’ve already got Target on the ropes!

    Aug 30, 2009 at 7:14 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   krista

      no no no i love the target just take out walmart i hate those bastards..

      Aug 31, 2009 at 10:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Rod

      Are you Wal-Mart or what?!

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Kelly

    I left a similar note on my bedroom door last time I ran away from home.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   mamason bang

      nevermind.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 8:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Kelly

      Honestly, I used variations on all of these notes at one time or another — I did run away from home 18 times between the ages of 20 and 25, after all.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 8:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   aaa bang

      I’ve always wondered, does it really count as running away if you’re an adult and are thus legally allowed to leave your home for any amount of time you wish?

      Aug 30, 2009 at 9:18 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   Kelly

      Just because I was an adult doesn’t mean I was legally allowed to leave my house. Stupid ankle monitor.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 10:36 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   aaa bang

      Ah, I see. I rid myself of my ankle monitor long ago, so I have a tendency to forget about them.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   Kelly

      I’d like to do that — I just need to decide between going straight and chopping my foot off.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 10:53 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.7   aaa bang

      Cool kids do their own amputations.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:13 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.8   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Cool kids do their own amputations and broadcast it on YouTube.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 3:27 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.9   Clumber

      20.4 Kelly – at least the ankle monitor doesn’t preclude you from having a nice shed in the back to store your ill-gotten gains, as it were.

      (too soon?)

      Aug 31, 2009 at 7:26 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Canthz_B bang

    Let that be a lesson to you, Circuit City.

    A 15% discount on a 300% mark-up does not a great deal make.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 8:12 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   BrookeDiz

    Customers’ fault? Egad. None of these business owners seems to know there is an economic crisis. They should be whining for bailout money instead.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   JetJackson

      So hypocritical to aim to benefit from capitalism and then blame Adam Smith’s invisible hand when it sticks you in the arse. I think it can be explained with the following complex economic formula.

      No customers = Your restaurant/shop sucks.

      Aug 30, 2009 at 10:04 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   aaa bang

      Even if there weren’t an economic crisis, blaming the customer for their own failure to not suck as a business is pretty ridiculous. And hilarious.

      EDIT: JetJackson beat me to it. That’s what I get for letting the page sit for forever and not refreshing. :P

      Aug 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   GhostWriter bang

      Hold on; aren’t Park Slope restaurants completely controlled by the Mob? Looks to me like this erstwhile eatery didn’t want to play by Colombo rules.

      Adam Smith? More like Junior Persico.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 10:34 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Tyler

    Emily, the girl who wrote the Cheese Shoppe sign, would write the BEST notes! The downstairs freezer had one on it that said, “Close the damn door, child! Once your fudgecicles melt, mama ain’t buyin’ you no mo’!”

    Aug 30, 2009 at 8:31 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Wade bang

    Thank you for closing, Circuit City, and sparing me the temptation of another excruciating, customer unfriendly shopping experience.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   aaa bang

    I like how the first sign uses the Royal We (well, Royal Second Person, anyway). A pathetic attempt at making themselves feel more important than they really are or just crappily awkward English?

    Aug 30, 2009 at 9:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   aaa bang

    Good. I’m glad that Circuit City closed. They always have a crappy and weird selection of stuff with unfriendly employees in a weirdly dark and cramped building.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 9:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   aaa bang

    Any place that spells its business name in the Ye Olde Englishe Styleeeee deserves to close. Fuck you, Cheese Shoppe.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 9:06 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      You have been weighed.
      You have been measured.
      And you have absolutely…
      Been found wanting.
      Welcome to New World. God save you, if it is right that he should do so

      Fong you , Cheese Shoppe

      Aug 31, 2009 at 2:57 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   j.d.

    Ha ha, after reading the first two notes I remembered a sign in my own city like these and thought about hunting it down for a picture, only scroll down and see it as #3! Oh, London — urban sprawl is right. (That’s London, ONTARIO, not England, fyi).

    Aug 30, 2009 at 9:47 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   nico

      j.d.
      I live in London, Ontario and I’m so curious now: what business was this posted on?

      Aug 30, 2009 at 9:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   j.d.

      It’s some where on Dundas near Richmond. Never shopped there IRL.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 7:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Sally

    When a local shop in my hometown closed they put a sign up in the window that said “MOVED TO AGRESTIC TO OPEN A BAKERY!”

    Aug 30, 2009 at 10:02 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   TP

    The “forlorn boxer” does kill me, however I am surprised that this establishment closed. On their website, they claim something no other restaurant has claimed thusfar to my knowledge: “Welcome to Delcious on the Slope, home of delicious seafood, steaks, salads, and the best deserts in Park Slope. ”

    How many restaurants that you know of serve deserts? I’ll have a Gobi with raspberry coulee please, and my wife will have the Sahara Brulee.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Sabine

      As many as have the word “Delcious” in their title. (see post above).

      Aug 30, 2009 at 11:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Silhouette

    You ain’t been loved ’til you been loved by the cheese.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      ♫ There’s a cheese for us,
      Somewhere a cheese for us.
      Brie and Muenster and ripe Gruyere
      Wait for us
      Somewhere.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 2:12 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.2   Wolverine Girl

      ♫ I feel cheesy,
      Oh so cheesy,
      I feel cheesy, and curdey,
      and whey!

      Aug 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.3   mamason bang

      They have ointments for that, WG!

      Aug 31, 2009 at 9:37 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.4   Bunnee

      How coincidental, WG! I’m willing to bet Rich Rodriguez feels the same whey! ;)

      Sep 1, 2009 at 10:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Jack

    Oh wow, “Delicious in the Slope”. Quite possibly one of the worst places/ideas I have ever seen in my life in NYC… and I grew up here!

    First, they were near the middle of a residential block. And one block away from amazing food that was CHEAPER in all directions. Why would anyone pay $12.95 for a burger outside of Manhattan tourist traps. Heck, the most famous burger in NYC at the Shake Shack is about 1/2 the price and tons better.

    They also at one point tried to sell falafel for $8.95 a pop or some ridiculous price like that. Guess what? You can walk a few blocks and get real falafel for $4.25 from places that have been around for years.

    Oh and that whole coffee/breakfast thing. Genius move having that with hyped up prices 1 block away from the biggest bagel shop that is open 24/7 in that part of Brooklyn.

    The funny thing is I actually walked by this place this weekend and saw it closed and breathed a sigh of relief.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Canthz_B bang

      Thank you, owner of Shake Shack. LOL

      Aug 31, 2009 at 8:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   Jack

      Ehhh, I own no Shake Shack. Do a Google Search; the place is kind of famous. But you know what? Most ANY other place on earth has better burgers for less. And in the heart of the Slope.

      FWIW, there are now food carts showing up on 4th Avenue nearby. Even more/better cheap food.

      Delicious on the Slope? More like Delusional in the Head!

      Aug 31, 2009 at 9:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.3   Canthz_B bang

      It was a joke, Jack.

      I don’t have time to Google a restaurant that’s 2500 miles away. Hell, when I lived in NJ I wouldn’t have Googled a restaurant in Brooklyn!
      The one time I was in Brooklyn it was because I’d crossed the Manhattan Bridge by mistake and ended up on Nostrand Ave.

      I turned around and got out of that shit hole post haste!!
      I certainly wouldn’t put anything from there in my mouth, let alone pay to do so.
      Don’t you watch the news on WABC-TV?

      Aug 31, 2009 at 11:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.4   Chicken Underwear

      Yo, yo, yo

      Driving over a “Bridge by mistake” is special. But it takes a real rocket scientist to drive another 5 miles to Nostrand Ave.

      I have lived in Brooklyn all my life, but I go to New Jersey all the time…… To dump my garbage.

      Forgotaboutit

      Sep 1, 2009 at 8:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.5   unmoored

      I walked past Delicious on the Slope every morning on the way to the train and it had a vaguely Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Ice Cream Shop vibe that just weirded me out. I never did figure out what the hell they served there, because there was nothing even remotely appealing about the place, at least from the outside. At this point I’m pretty sure the customer service was probably on par with both the menu (which I finally checked out, online, thanks to this bit of publicity) and the tone of the “now closed” notice. Good riddance, I say.

      Sep 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.6   Canthz_B bang

      CU…that’s what happens when a carload of 20 year olds get high at 11:30pm and decide to go to the city!
      We didn’t know the signs would be covered with graffiti. LOL

      So glad you dumped your trash in Hudson County, that’s where most of NJ puts it anyway! LOL

      Sep 1, 2009 at 9:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Spike Nesmith

    Aw. *I* shoped at Circuit City.

    Aug 30, 2009 at 11:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   KatieMB

      Apparently you were the only one.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 12:42 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   aaa bang

      Cool kids buy their stuff off the internet.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 8:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   Canthz_B bang

      Uncool kids buy their stuff on the internet.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 8:56 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   aaa bang

      Cool kids buy their stuff on the internet. Old farts don’t like buying their stuff off the internet. :O

      Seriously though, I’ve had much better customer service buying stuff from strangers halfway across the country (or world) than dealing with stores in meatspace.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 10:26 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   GhostWriter bang

    This reminds me so much of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

    Everybody thought the cheese shop was gone forever as well, but Kirk had the good sense to shoot it into a planet terraformed by Genesis, and voila! suddenly the cheese shop is back, in “The Search for Cheese“.

    Aug 31, 2009 at 9:56 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Mr Sulu, what is the crew compliment of a Bird Of Whey?

      Aug 31, 2009 at 12:18 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   GhostWriter bang

      What do you mean; an African or European Bird of Whey?

      Aug 31, 2009 at 2:17 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      But then the African Bird of Whey’s not migratory…

      Aug 31, 2009 at 2:43 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.4   Canthz_B bang

      Of all the snacks I’ve known, his was the most…cheese. :cry:

      Aug 31, 2009 at 11:25 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.5   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Don’t grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The cheese of the many outwhey…
      …the cheese of the few…
      …Or the one

      Sep 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   Woman on the Verge bang

    Delicious on the Slope might have been more successful if their cook hadn’t been wearing just his undershorts and boxing gloves when cooking…

    Aug 31, 2009 at 9:57 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #35.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I know a few cooks who would have been better off with boxing gloves on…

      Aug 31, 2009 at 12:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #36   skelebone

    The Cheese Shoppe note may come off as a little p-a, but their bitterness and ire was not that they closed from lack of customer traffic, but rather their parent store, Round Corner Drug, closed and took them along with it, with one week’s notice to employees that anything was amiss.

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   anonymous

    STEPHEN ROOT IS A KLINGON!

    Aug 31, 2009 at 10:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      “Toq, Jah we”

      Aug 31, 2009 at 11:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   MAMARILLA2 bang

    Let’s see now, they had lousy food, long wait times and rotten service….How does Denny’s stay in business then.

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:11 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   shwonline

      Volume!

      Aug 31, 2009 at 12:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   oi bang

      Area!

      Aug 31, 2009 at 12:06 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Circumference?

      Aug 31, 2009 at 12:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.4   shwonline bang

      mmmm, pi…

      Aug 31, 2009 at 12:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.5   Canthz_B bang

      Pressure!

      Aug 31, 2009 at 11:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.6   CremeBrulee

      Old people!

      (yeah, I know it doesn’t fit the theme, but seriously, my mom & her cronies love that place)

      Sep 1, 2009 at 11:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   agirlie

    http://www.cherokeesirloinroom.com/
    They seem to have stolen the logo/design, so I am so glad they closed :)

    Aug 31, 2009 at 3:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Joe 2

    Failure is God’s way of telling you:
    1. Your service/product sucked.
    2. Your business plan sucked.
    3. Your prices were outrageous.
    4. Your staff was incompetent.
    5. The area couldn’t support your type of business.
    6. The economy’s in the toilet.

    Aug 31, 2009 at 3:37 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   Watchtower

      You forgot to mention the unsanitary conditions.

      Aug 31, 2009 at 5:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #40.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      And again, Why is Denny’s still in business…?

      Sep 1, 2009 at 10:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   mamason bang

    Perhaps they should have called the restaurant, “Fucking Delicious on the Slope”.

    Aug 31, 2009 at 9:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   Phil McAvity

    On the front page of their website they have a review from “NY Food Examiner” – is that the Health Dept?

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Brendan Hubbs

    I used to eat at the Cheese Shoppe before it closed. I liked it a lot and since I worked close by I often tried get a sandwich from them for dinner. HOWEVER, they clearly didn’t love me as much as I loved them because I would get there 45-mins to half an hour before they close to get something to eat and they had already turned off the grill and wouldn’t even make me a cold sandwich. SO MAYBE THEY WENT OUT OF BUSINESS BECAUSE THEY SUCKED AT RUNNING ONE. NICE ONE YOU LAZY COLLEGE STONERS.

    Sep 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   adri

    i would like the cheese shop to know that i loved it enough to go there every morning (when i worked a block away from it). please tell it if you see it. from what i hear, it went out of business not due to lack of volume but because the owners of the adjacent pharmacy decided to close. it made me sad – they had the best damn reubens on the planet… also, i am totally bitter.

    Sep 1, 2009 at 6:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Karen

    My favorite “We’re out of business” sign ever was posted on the door of a donut shop I used to frequent with co-workers:

    “Guess we could have used more customers like YOU when we were open.”

    Sep 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Rocky Raccoon

    The Cheese Shoppe will be dearly missed…it was definitely a Lawrence landmark…along with Round Corner Drug, the pharmacy it was housed in. Round Corner was the oldest drugstore west of the Mississippi.

    Sep 2, 2009 at 11:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   madurbanplanner

    as an urban planner who hates urban sprawl, the urban sprawl was the best. SIGN. EVER!!! WIN

    Sep 3, 2009 at 1:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   ??????

    “Хорошо пишешь”

    Sep 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   ????? ?????

    “Спасибо за статью”

    Sep 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   studentur

    Класс! Афтару респект!

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   T imo® bang

    В советской России сыра возрасти вам!

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   MAMARILLA2 bang

    это весь грек к мне так или иначе

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #52.1   T imo® bang

      Могли ли мы еще разглядеть хоть? Просто мало?

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #53   TheTick

    To Circuit City: You are welcome.

    Sep 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #53.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      SPOON!

      Sep 9, 2009 at 8:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #54   jimmy

    $12 for a turkey sandwich & fries, or $12 for a grilled cheese sandwich & fries, $13 for bacon & BAKED eggs, $13 for a burger & fries, & $8 mac n cheese-

    obviously it was the owners who typed up that message on the door, because their business plan, restaurant name, prices, & O.O.B. sign really shows how stupid the owners really are.

    who the F wants to pay $30 for 4 pieces of bread & 4 pieces of cheese that probably came from F’in aldi’s…

    Oct 29, 2009 at 7:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   pbj

    I was so surprised (not) that it was a place in Park Slope. Park Slope has a history of surly shopkeepers who leave nasty notes of farewell. Winston Sonoma (something like that) store anyone? That woman left a long and bitter note trashing the people in the neighborhood! I had to laugh because I thought she was a weird little person who wanted to sell you an ashtray for $240.

    Nov 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   Goff

    Is this a Cheese Shoppe inspired by the Monty Python sketch where the guy tries to buy cheese at a cheese shoppe only to be lied to about whether or not there is any cheese in said shoppe?

    Nov 3, 2009 at 1:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   In case you were wondering why we’re closed | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] Closed for good! Remember that the cheese loved you more than you loved it. [...]

    May 10, 2010 at 9:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   With a virtual economy comes…virtual customer service? | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] related: Thanks for not shopping here — we’re closed FOREVER! [...]

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  • #59   With a virtual economy comes…virtual customer service? | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] related: Thanks for not shopping here — we’re closed FOREVER! [...]

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  • #60   Passive-aggressively stickin’ it to the man | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] related: Remember that the cheese loved you more than you loved it! [...]

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