Strawberry’s Sports Grill, named for and co-owned by former baseball star Darryl Strawberry, has closed. On Monday, Oct. 15, they posted the following note on their facebook page:
To our patrons and friends –
After 2 wonderful years, we sadly announce that Strawberry’s Sports Grill has shut its doors for the last time. Unfortunately, things have just run their course. We opened 2 years ago and never imagined that we would meet so many beautiful people, make so many great friends, and live so many great memories in this restaurant. From the Grand Opening, to Douglaston Community Day, to the 1986 Mets Reunion dinner. The great moments are just too many to list. We want to thank all the wonderful families and friends who chose Strawberry’s Sports Grill as their home away from home. We also want to thank our amazing staff who truly made Strawberry’s Grill the fun, friendly environment that it was. We will take the wonderful memories and keep them in our hearts always. This was a beautiful two years that we’ll never forget. Until we meet again, we thank you all for your patronage and support, and bid you a fond farewell.
42-15 235th St.
718 517 8787
Darryl was a huge star for the Mets in the 1980s, and also a star for the Yankees in the 1990s. He played 17 seasons in the majors, hitting 335 HRs and driving in 1,000 runs. The #1 pick in the 1980 amateur draft, he spent his first 8 seasons with the Mets, winning the World Series in 1986. He finished his career back in NY, playing his final 5 seasons his career with the Yankees, appearing in 231 games, winning the World Series in 1996, 1998 and 1999 while also beating cancer.
For a little fun at Darryl’s expense, eighties-era satirical publication Spy Magazine featured Darryl in their “Separated at Birth” feature, calling the Flintstone’s Dino a troublesome pet, and Darryl a “troublesome Met”.