My father – giver of gifts……..


We finally have a permanent space and it is bittersweet to say the least.  My father, George C. Hargett was a magnificent Aquarian who had the foresight of purchasing a property on Bergen Street back when New York City allowed civilians to purchase “properties for a dollar” for auction and Bergen Street was a business district for one particular imported commodity!  No one but No one was calling it Crow Hill or Crown Heights North back then and for 25 years he maintained a three story store front property with ingenuity and deftness. We finally have a permanent space and it is bittersweet to say the least.  My father, George C. Hargett was a magnificent Aquarian who had the foresight of purchasing a property on Bergen Street back when New York City allowed civilians to purchase “properties for a dollar” for auction and Bergen Street was a business district for one particular imported commodity!  No one but No one was calling it Crow Hill or Crown Heights North back then and for 25 years he maintained a three story store front property with ingenuity and deftness.

I love my father and his dream was to have a fabulous restaurant (“where we can make our own ice cream and pickles even!”).  He loved working with people and believed in community.  He also believed in the value of a dollar – often in spite of his dreams…..  During the past few years he knew about and often participated in the work we did with Sue Rock Originals, but had a hard time adding up how it could work financially.  The dollar being the bottom line, he offered his support as best he could…. or so I thought….

When he passed away, he left the building and the running of it to myself and my brother.

The same week the person who had been leasing the storefront as a party place moved out in the middle of the nite…….

We moved in after the services.

Thanks Dad!

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