Tony: I was born and raised in Hartford. My father bought this property when I was about six months old. Oh, I’ve been all over, but I wound up back home.
Susan: I’m from Westerly Rhode Island and moved here before we got married. I moved here in 2000 for Tony.
Tony: We were roomies for a while…
Susan: I love that everything (here) is convenient. No worries about transportation. Your library, your churches, Stop and Shop, your local dry cleaner is right here.
Tony: Everything is within reach. From classy shows at the Bushnell to Monster Truck Rallies at the XL Center. It covers the whole spectrum, whatever you want to do.
Tony: We’re in our fifth year (at Tastease.)
Susan: We opened June 8th 2004
Tony: We started originally making really teeny donuts –and we were making the teeny-donuts in all different flavors, which no one else did. We strived to be unique. To change it up. I wasn’t happy with the really little donuts so we went to the next size up. I still didn’t want to get into –everybody wants bigger donuts and everybody wants to buy a hubcap… we don’t do that. So we brought it to this size which I think is the perfect size donut.
Tony: How do we like having a shop in Parkville? It’s fine. She knows everybody and everybody who comes in.
Susan: We’ve made a lot of friends. I love everybody on New Park Avenue because it’s like we’re a family.