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Wayne Post
  • Lazy Suzan’s

  •  Lazy Suzan’s, at 212 N. Main St. in Newark in the Ely Leene Building, is

    open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

    For more information, call 332-8004.

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  • It’s an upscale cafe and bakery on the other side of the canal.
    “I don’t think people know there’s anything on this side, the north side, of the canal,” Susan Fagner, owner of Lazy Suzan’s quipped.
    Open briefly last year on South Main Street, Fagner said she was saddened to let her customers down, when she had to close suddenly.
    “They were so supportive,” she said.
    But, she’s back — bigger, with a new look and more services.
    “I think people will be pleasantly surprised by the environment,” she said. “It’s a visual experience. It’s adorable.”
    Lazy Suzan’s can seat 49; offers Wi Fi; a VIP room, where business meetings can be held privately while members eat; and custom birthday parties for children or teens.
    Parties can be private, including decorations and music. The birthday person can design his or her own cake, made by Lazy Suzan’s. On the weekends, live entertainers, a jazz trio and high school students will perform.
    “I have a niche here,” said Fagner. “There are a certain percent of people who will like what I offer.”
    The owner is hoping to reach beyond Newark and draw customers from surrounding villages, as well.
    As soft music plays, crepes, French toast, waffles, pancakes and eggs are dished up for breakfast and served to customers seated at tables covered in linen cloths.
    Lunch specialties include homemade soups, salads such as Italian antipasto and Caesar, sandwiches and paninis like apple, brie cheese and turkey, as well as a veggie choice.
    But, the signature item remains cinnamon rolls, made fresh daily.
    “People come in from all over for the cinnamon rolls,” Fagner said.
    Scones, muffins, sticky buns, breads and cakes are also offered. Special orders are taken for breads and cakes.
    After business hours, the bakery space can also be reserved.
    Fagner wants people to know she’s back and passionate about her business.
    “Come in and relax,” she said, “ and enjoy some decadent baked goods.”
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