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Old 08-23-2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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I figured I should be the first to post.

This is our final weekend in business due to staffing and other problems we will be closing permanently on Sunday.

I know that there that are happy to hear this and others that are not.

Please let's not degrade this thread into a "ha ha you suck" dog pile on the rabbit



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Old 08-23-2018, 06:07 PM   #2
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Permanently as in forever? Or for this season and plan to open in 2019?
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:53 PM   #3
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Permanently as in forever? Or for this season and plan to open in 2019?
Yes permanent. Saw it on Facebook.
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:09 PM   #4
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I figured I should be the first to post.

This is our final weekend in business due to staffing and other problems we will be closing permanently on Sunday.

I know that there that are happy to hear this and others that are not.

Please let's not degrade this thread into a "ha ha you suck" dog pile on the rabbit



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Very sad to hear this.
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Old 08-23-2018, 07:14 PM   #5
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This is terrible news. I'm not on that side of the lake much, but the reviews looked like things were going well. Sorry to hear, Chef Tony--good luck in whatever comes next for you.

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I was in two weeks ago on a Sunday when my wife and I were beginning our hunt for a lake house. The food was great, the service was great and I enjoyed our short talk.

As I said on that Sunday, you said you would make Sandy Point into an excellent restaurant. From my only experience, you did exactly what you said you would do.

This news has hit me like a ton of bricks. You gave it your all.

So sorry to hear this news. All the best moving forward.

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:19 PM   #7
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I’m very sorry to hear this chef Tony. I always root for local business. I wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors.


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Old 08-24-2018, 05:41 AM   #8
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You had things together there in service, quality and price, Chef Tony. I'm sorry it didn't work out and wish you well in the future. This is a loss for the region.
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:17 AM   #9
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Staffing was a nightmare this season and now it's even worse due to school openings and activities. It's bad enough for year round business' but everyone I know that has a seasonal operation couldn't find enough staff.
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Staffing was a nightmare this season and now it's even worse due to school openings and activities. It's bad enough for year round business' but everyone I know that has a seasonal operation couldn't find enough staff.


Seems like especially in Alton. We went to Shibleys for some fried claims on a Wednesday because Pops was closed (Pops is closed Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s). Only two people staffed and waited over 45 minutes for a small clam and chicken finger order. They said they too were having staffing issues all season.


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Old 08-24-2018, 04:12 PM   #12
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Sorry to hear this. Always tough to close a business, good luck with your future endeavors.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:24 PM   #13
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I am sorry to hear this too. It's sad to lose a local business.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:47 PM   #14
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We enjoyed our times at the Sandy Point this year. Good food, good service. My wife and her friend enjoyed "thirsty Thursday" as well.

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Old 08-25-2018, 03:09 PM   #15
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Very sorry to hear this. I was hoping for the best for you. Had heard nothing but good this year.
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:09 PM   #16
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One of my brother from Ohio's favorite place to visit when at our lake.
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Sandy Point Restaurant has struggled over the past years with different proprietiors. Hopefully the Owners will find someone to return the restaurant to its previous greatness. Good luck to Tony in his future endeavors, and to Bobby on his search for a new group to run the place.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:10 AM   #18
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I can only imagine the difficulty of any restaurant today trying to find competent help! Especially now that the economy is so good. Good luck Tony.
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I think I saw somewhere that Sawyers is closing Labor Day because of the lack of staff.
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I think I saw somewhere that Sawyers is closing Labor Day because of the lack of staff.


Sawyer’s closes Labor Day every year.


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Old 08-27-2018, 09:39 AM   #21
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True, but they also made a point to mention Wednesday...

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