Kensington's Sugar Cone Café is closing, according to the couple who opened the business on the township's main thoroughfare, Arlington Avenue, a little over two years ago.
"The demands of the store are taking too much time away from our family," says a notice posted in the cafe window by owners Andrea Tung and Ken Brunetti of Kensington.
"Oh no!" said customer Jeanne Wiegelmann-Alfandary in a comment on the cafe's Facebook page. "My kids will be devastated! So sad to see you close!"
Tung posted an announcement on the Facebook page Wednesday saying, "After two wonderful years, we are sad to report that we will be closing the cafe as of Monday, December 24th. It has been an absolute joy to have served this community where we have been met with much praise and support."
The business will close at 2 p.m. Monday, according to the sign in the window.
Tung said she and her husband are interested in talking to anyone interested in taking over the cafe. "I have the business for sale," said Tung, who was the main operator of the Sugar Cone. Anyone interested is invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cafe opened Nov. 19, 2010 on the corner of Arlington and Amherst avenues, sharing a building with Ace Hardware across the street from the Kensington Chevron service station. The space was previously occupied by the Kensington Ice Cream Parlor.
Sugar Cone has featured gourmet desserts by chocolatier Alfred Schilling, Double Rainbow ice cream, and quality coffee and espresso drinks. It also added sandwiches to its menu.
It's also played a civic role, providing bicycle amenities in response to a Prospect Sierra Middle School "Carrotmob" project and serving as relief station on Bike to Work Day.
"I really feel bad for all the kids who come here," Tung told Patch. "They make a ritual of coming here every Friday. They're heart-broken."
Correction: The original version of this article gave the wrong first name for Sugar Cone co-owner Ken Brunetti. It has been corrected.