Nearby business owners are surprised and sad to see that Stockbridge Gourmet Cheesecake & Cafe appears to have closed for good. They said it hasn\u2019t been open since late last week. There now is a \u201cFor Lease\u201d sign in the window. However, the furniture and much of the restaurant-related equipment still can be seen in place, inside the establishment. \u201cWe just came in here one day and everything there was closed down,\u201d said Jennifer Sneider, who owns the adjoining J-Cuts Barber Shop. \u201cIt\u2019s sad to see something like that happen \u2014 it\u2019s been here for awhile.\u201d Sneider and co-worker Ross James would frequently drop in Stockbridge to pick up coffee and perhaps something sweet to eat. (Story continues below) ----------------- Click below to read the original story on Stockbridge\u2019s apparent closing: http:\/\/sheltonherald.com\/57185\/stockbridge-cafe-may-have-closed-its-doors\/ ----------------- \u201cI loved going there,\u201d James said. \u201cThe closing came out of nowhere. People have been asking us what happened, but we don\u2019t know.\u201d Sneider said she knew the Stockbridge owners, Brian and Lisa Stockbridge, in the casual way that owners of nearby businesses occasionally interact. \u201cEveryone helps everyone else out down here,\u201d she said of downtown business owners. Hope for a new restaurant John Pepaj, new owner of the nearby Little Tomato pizza restaurant, said he doesn\u2019t know what happened either. \u201cI just saw one day it was closed,\u201d he said. Pepaj also would occasionally exchange pleasantries with the Stockbridge owners. \u201cWe all help each other out in neighborly ways,\u201d he said. He said the closing isn\u2019t good for nearby businesses. \u201cI would hope someone would take on what\u2019s there,\u201d Pepaj said. \u201cIt\u2019s for lease and will probably be back.\u201d Pepaj is preparing to rename the pizza establishment he recently bought, and will hold a grand opening.