Sugar Cupcake Shoppe Seeks New Home in Chelmsford

The business shut its doors on Littleton Road in Westford earlier this month in advance of a move to the former site of the Tango Grill in Chelmsford Center.


Chelmsford Center food lovers might be missing the Tango Grill, but coming soon they will have a new replacement to help soothe their sweet tooth.

Sugar Cupcake Shoppe will be moving to Tango's former home in Chelmsford within the next few weeks, hopefully by the end of October.

the store sparked a frenzy of cupcake related home businesses throughout Westford over the next few months.

However, the lack of space within the store's now former location on Littleton Road limited the possibility of baking cakes or offering more extensive drink offerings, stifling profitability.

"I was at the point of (choosing) either grow or close," said Sugar Cupcake Shoppe owner Kate Kelly.

While Kelly, a Westford native, sought other locations within town to reestablish her business, the lack of suitable storefronts added to what she saw as overbearing regulations made that goal impossible.

Kelly's search stumbled upon the now former Tango Grill location almost by accident, and the location's larger size and room for seating was only aided by the fact that she estimates even now over half of her customers reside in Chelmsford.

"I think there will be alot more opportunity and I think we'll see alot more people," said Kelly. "Chelmsford seems to like to support small business, so I think it will be good."

Although Kelly has heard concerns about signage regulations and extensive traffic that harmed the Tango Grill while it was in existence, she still sees it as an improvement.

"If (the cars) are too stacked up, I think they'll see it and come in another time," she said.

More information on the Sugar Cupcake Shoppe is available on its website.

Anna Bucciarelli October 26, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Good luck Kelly and welcome. My sweet tooth can't wait!
Tom Christiano October 26, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Hi Kate, I wish you the best of luck with your new business location here in Chelmsford. You will have great visibility there, with hundreds of cars slowly passing by every day, as they wait for the traffic light to change in the center.
John Doe October 26, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Kelly, your business sounds interesting and I, for one, will definitely come by and check it out! As for traffic on 110, I wouldn't worry much, town planners say there isn't much traffic there and they are never wrong. And when the new fire station gets built across the street, it won't have any further impact on traffic either. At least that's what the down says...
Eileen Cushing-Craig October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I was a fan of the Chelmsford shop and I'm thrilled (and afraid for my waistline!) to know you'll be so much closer. Much luck in your new location! You will be seeing me soon!
Eileen Cushing-Craig October 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Oops! Meant to say that I was a fan of the WESTFORD shop, and I'm sure I will soon be a fan of the Chelmsford shop. :-)
Lori Young McDonald October 27, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Kate it's going to be great!! Can't wait to see you at the new store. :o)
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