Local Restaurant Owner Staying Positive Despite Upcoming Restrictions

Local Restaurant Owner Staying Positive Despite Upcoming Restrictions

November 19, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/19/20)

Ada, MN — The announcement of the month-long closure of in-person dining for bars and restaurants by Governor Walz on Wednesday is leaving many business owners frustrated as some are forced to close their doors for the 2nd time this year, and some fear it may cause them to be closed for good. However, at least one local business owner is trying to stay positive. West Main Pizza on East Main Street in Ada owner Todd Sawrey says he’s thankful to at least be able to offer curbside and to-go orders, something they had success with the last time around.

Alcohol sales were still a minor portion of the sales at West Main Pizza, but Sawrey feels for the other area bars that rely heavily on dine-in service and will take another major hit over these next few weeks.

And as we approach the Holiday season, Sawrey strongly encourages people to support their local businesses as much as possible.

Ironically, West Main Pizza temporarily closed their own doors this past Sunday due to a known staff exposure to COVID-19. A date for their reopening has not yet been announced.