Joan Oshaben and Cathy Sossong have the recipe for success.
After nearly 25 years of owning and operating Sassy Sisters, a popular Portage restaurant and catering business, they have decided to move life to a back burner.
We wish them luck and a long and happy retirement.
As our Kathy Mellott reported on Tuesday, the restaurant’s closing has nothing to do with poor business. If anything, the sisters said, business has been too good, keeping them busy for long shifts seven days a week.
“When we started in business, I said I’d quit when my youngest son graduated
high school, and that happened 2 1⁄2 years ago,” Oshaben said. “I think it’s time to spend time with my mom. She’s 92.”
The bad news is that the closing will affect 20 part-time employees.
The good news is that a prospective new owner apparently is waiting on financing to close a deal.
“It’s sad because we really need a place like this,” Sharon McCarthy, borough council president, said.
That, along with good service and good home cooking at a fair price, are part of the sisters’ recipe for success.
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