Two Old Tarts will relocate in Andes

By Cheryl Petersen
Two Old Tarts aficionados may be found trying to peek into the windows of the restaurant’s new location in Andes, behind the Tin Horn. But frost covers the windows now. And owners, Scott Finley and John Schulman, want to keep the interior a surprise. “Customers can see the inside when Two Old Tarts re-opens in late May,” said Schulman.
Until the spring opening, the new location in Andes will be painted, decorated, and set up for a 35-seating area. “We are acquiring tables and chairs and have already purchased a latte and cappuccino machine,” said Schulman. “We ordered the same latte machine as we had at the Bovina Center location, because we now know how to operate it and produce great coffee.”
Since December 2013, Scott Finley and John Schulman have known Two Old Tarts needed a new location. “We considered many possibilities, but wanted to stay near this area,” said Schulman. “When we discovered the opportunity to move to where Slow Down Café previously existed in Andes, we signed the papers.” The new location sits behind the Tin Horn at 22 Lee Lane.
Two Old Tarts Headed for Andes: Scott Finley, left, and John Schulman, were sad to leave Bovina, yet happy “Two Old Tarts” has a new home in Andes. The location is in the space previously  occupied by the Slow Down Cafe— Photo by Cheryl PetersenTwo Old Tarts Headed for Andes: Scott Finley, left, and John Schulman, were sad to leave Bovina, yet happy “Two Old Tarts” has a new home in Andes. The location is in the space previously occupied by the Slow Down Cafe— Photo by Cheryl Petersen
Expanding operation
“Two Old Tarts will also be expanding,” said Schulman. “Customers can expect the old feel of a relaxed environment not only for breakfast and lunch but also for dinners.” Committed to using locally grown products, the partners will still offer healthy good food plus luscious desserts.
Creating a tradition of variety, the menus change on a regular basis at Two Old Tarts, however mainstays can always be found such as vegetarian meals. “Dinners will include seared ahi tuna or roasted chicken,” said Finley. “We are currently looking for a chef with vision.”

New careers
Schulman and Finley established Two Old Tarts as second careers, opening the establishment in Bovina Center over a year ago. “The first couple of weeks were overwhelming,” said Schulman. “But, we’ve adapted quite well. We’ve grown to love the restaurant business and the people.”
The new location in Andes will again be a place where friends can meet and eat at Two Old Tarts. “We’re happy to announce two other developments besides offering dinners at the Andes site,” said John Schulman. “ Customers will be able to order food online at www.twooldtarts.com and, there will be a retail store near the restaurant.” Gift and home goods will be sold in the retail store and also on the websites e-commerce page.

Ready to sell
“We recently attended the New York Gift and Houseware Convention, held at the Javitz Center in the City, and started ordering an inventory for the new shop,” said Schulman. “We aim for price points that we can afford.” A second building on the site in Andes will be the Gift Shop.