30 Popular Restaurants That Won’t Reopen After the Pandemic

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Maryland: City Café
>Location: Baltimore

Opened as a coffee shop in 1994, this place evolved into a popular bar and restaurant

serving she-crab soup, grilled branzino, Moroccan lamb burgers, and other American and international fare. In mid-May, the owners announced that City Café wouldn’t reopen when state dining restrictions were lifted, adding in an Instagram post that “It breaks our hearts to say farewell….”

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Massachusetts: Bar Boulud
>Location: Boston

Famed French chef-restaurateur Daniel Boulud announced in mid-June that he was closing down his sole Boston property, located in the Mandarin Oriental Boston hotel. An official statement reported that the restaurant, which opened in 2014, was a victim of the pandemic, which had a “negative impact on business levels….”

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Massachusetts: Restaurant Dante
>Location: Cambridge

Known for its Italian specialties and its commanding views of the Charles River, this 15-year-old establishment in Cambridge’s Royal Sonesta Boston hotel announced its permanent closing in mid-May. While the owners didn’t specifically blame the coronavirus crisis for its demise, their statement on the restaurant’s website read in part “When you are able to support your local restaurant — safely — do so with an open heart and a big smile….And that’s what’s going to get us all through this.”

Source: Courtesy of Markovski's Family Restaurant via Facebook

Michigan: Markovski’s Family Restaurant
>Location: Dearborn Heights

After 50 years in business, Markovski’s, famous for its stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, and other Polish specialties, has said goodbye. In a statement on Facebook, the proprietors declared that “A worldwide pandemic was the only thing that could separate our tightly knit family [and] if you were here, you were definitely family.”

Source: Courtesy of Muddy Waters via Facebook

Minnesota: Muddy Waters
>Location: Minneapolis

Opened as a coffee shop in 1987 and growing into a popular gastropub, this Twin Cities favorite announced its permanent shuttering in early May. “We want to thank [M]inneapolis for loving us so long,” read a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “We will miss Muddys forever.”