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Funky Ladles Goes on 'Hiatus' Downtown

Eatery announces closure until construction finishes on Erie Street

One of Kent's newest, more popular eateries is taking a break in light of all the construction going on right outside its front door in downtown Kent.

The owners of , formerly Zoupwerks, announced on its Facebook page today that the soup and sandwich shop is shutting down temporarily.

"Funky Ladles in Kent is going on hiatus until the students return, or when this marathon road construction eventually starts to show signs of completion," management wrote on the restaurant's page.

They pointed to a sharp drop in customers and a 90 percent drop in revenue in relation to the road work as the primary reason for the temporary closure. Management said customers can expect the eatery reopen in about two months.

"We will pick up where we left off when the students return, with a new fall menu along with the same delicious staples," management posted to the Kent Patch Facebook page this afternoon.

The restaurant is almost directly in the middle of Erie Street, to align the streetscape with the adjacent $100 million redevelopment.

Other business owners with the street construction, which has eliminated parking in front of the new shops at Acorn Alley with sidewalks serving as the primary access.

Erie Street is to car traffic in mid August at the earliest.

William B Budner ESQ. July 12, 2012 at 06:08 PM
censor your kids then, not OUR internet...
Paxton Crenshaw July 12, 2012 at 06:35 PM
perhaps i'm an amiss parent, but what the heck is being said on patch forums that children should be protected from? cursing isn't allowed and while i recall seeing the word "scumbag" somewhere, i would hardly consider that the "type of talk not welcome, restricted to adults only". what you possibly find offensive might be perfectly acceptable to others. therefore, i suggest you ask your kids to look away whenever you visit this website and simply leave the censorship to the editors.
TM July 12, 2012 at 09:11 PM
The censorship was left to the administrator. The ADMINISTRATOR is the one that removed the posts.
Grape Scarey July 17, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Man, I was expecting the screen shots of Randy's "meltdown" to be so much better. Dude seems fine. Gonna try some of that Lobstah Chowdah first chance I get, just to get the Dope Smoking Trolls mad!
john October 20, 2012 at 03:22 AM
ive had to deal with randy on equipment and he is the worst person i have ever delt with in my entire life. i will be at his auction buying stuff for nothing when he goes belly up!

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