Popular eatery is celebrating two years of business

Shane Scott, owner of Augusta’s popular Sugar Shane’s Cafe, is happy to be celebrating two years at the 430 State Street location. The recent upgrade in the main dining area is just the beginning for more exciting changes.
New flooring, new booths, new ceilings, along with new lighting has brightened the dining area, and a reduced bar area has added more space. Forty more customers can be seated as a result of the recent changes.
“The menu is right, and the food is good. I’ve finally got the family restaurant that I’ve been working toward,” Scott added, “I learned a lot of things the hard way, and we’ve overcome a lot of obstacles to get here.”
He has always been quick to listen to his customers, concerning their preferences. Items have been dropped from the menu and new ones added.
Catering has become an important aspect of Sugar Shane’s, as well. Breakfast buffets, lunch buffets, dinner buffets and an assortment of dessert trays, party trays and fruit platters takes any event to the next level.
“Catering is a key to our success. In addition to locally, we’ve catered events in Kansas City, Wichita, Derby, Maize and other places,” he continued, “I like to let the chefs show off with the catering. They get to prepare their specialities.”
Scott has plans for expansion of the restaurant, and the Augusta City Council has assisted his efforts by recently approving a public hearing to take public input on the establishment of a Community Improvement District (CID) that will be used to provide “pay-as-you-go” financing for the expansion of the facility.
Scott hopes to add a gift shop, an events center that will seat 100, an indoor/outdoor venue for approximately 50 and a parking lot.
If the ordinance is approved after the public hearing on March 5, it will establish an additional 2 percent sales tax to be levied to pay for the qualifying costs. The 2 percent sales tax for Sugar Shane’s customers will commence on July 1, 2018 and will expire in 22 years or when  Scott has paid off his building, which will most likely occur first.
The authorization of the additional 2 percent CID sales tax will not impact the 2 percent city sales tax already in effect. Establishment of the CID will not result in a financial commitment for the City of Augusta.
Sugar Shane’s customers and those who follow Scott on social media know that he is a big promoter of Augusta and other businesses in town. It’s not uncommon to see a post from him welcoming a competitor to town or congratulating another’s success.
“Life is short. I want to do the right thing. If Augusta wins, I win,” he said.
It seems that Sugar Shane’s has been a destination for visitors from all 50 states and 18 countries. He enjoys meeting them and inviting them back.
“Hospitality is as important as good food.”
Stop by Sugar Shane’s and enjoy great food and a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
The hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
For information, find Sugar Shane’s on Facebook, or phone 316-201-1099.