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Sugarsnap Closes Its Original Location 

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“It was bittersweet, because we spent a lot of time in that building. But it reached a point where I had to make a decision, and it was a distraction from the core business, which has become catering.”

So says chef and cofounder Abbey Duke about the closure of the Burlington location of Sugarsnap, the farm-to-table caterer that ran a grab-and-go eatery on Riverside Avenue for a decade.

Three years ago, Sugarsnap opened a commercial kitchen and café in South Burlington’s Technology Park; later, it became the sole caterer for ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

The work of tending those locations, combined with a robust catering business, made maintaining the cozy Burlington location something of a bear.

“It’s been a great 10 years,” says Duke. She sounds slightly pained about letting down her regulars on Riverside Avenue — including workers in the Intervale, where the Sugarsnap staff farms three acres.

Those hankering for Sugarsnap’s soups and sandwiches can still find them on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m at 30 Community Drive in South Burlington.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Fresh Focus"

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Food writer Corin Hirsch joined the Seven Days staff in 2011. She is the author of Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England, published by History Press in 2014.


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