This is a goodbye, not a review. Nine years ago my mother and my aunt upgraded from an Italian deli to a proper Italian restaurant. I am the youngest of 3 children, and this restaurant was in my life for 9 years, the deli for 3 before that. This was a huge part of my life.
In around the 4th or 5th year of ownership my aunt moved to Florida, my mother would not run Sorellas alone. They, together, sold the restaurant to my aunts friend, Rick Masters. After around 5 years of ownership Rick was told he had a growth in his brain. Not long after his brother, who was coming to his house to see him, found him at the bottom of the stairs in a pool of blood. Rick was brought to the hospital and put into intensive care. After that point, he was never the same. We had Easter dinner together, my family, Rick, his brother, and his brothers wife.
Not long after that dinner, Rick passed. Ever since, the restaurant has been in the hands of Ricks sister, while it was run by Ricks brother.
Yesterday, September 7th, 2013, was the last day Sorellas II would be open. My brother and I shared the last two canolli to be sold. It was the end.
In 3 weeks to a month, Rick's brother will be reopening under a new name and redesigned interior. It won't be Sorellas, however, it will hire most of the old staff, so that hospitality that the restaurant should be known for is there, but it won't be all Italian, it won't be the same place I grew up in.
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