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Duos Kitchen locations close for good

Indianapolis has lost more restaurants with the closing of a popular healthier restaurant known for its bowls.

Indianapolis restaurants that permanently closed due to the pandemic

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Duos Kitchen at 2960 N. Meridian St. as well as locations at Eskenazi Health and City Market closed permanently after lunch on Friday, according to a Facebook posting on the Duos Facebook page.

Duos Kitchen had been operating through carryout and delivery-only during lunch hours since the spring,

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The City Market and Eskenazi Health locations closed early in the pandemic, but the Eskenazi Health shop reopened Aug. 26.

Duos, owned by Becky and David Hostetter and John Garnier, said it had watched the stream of recent coronavirus-related restaurant closings, hoping to avoid joining.

“But we’ve finally had to face the reality that because of the pandemic and our inept government, staying open is no longer an option,” the posting said.

“We’re devastated. We’re also angry, on our own behalf and for the many more small businesses who aren’t going to survive into a post-pandemic world.”

Duos’ exit is the latest in hard news for the area’s culinary scene.

Broad Ripple’s Seraphim Asian Grill, open only since June, closed Tuesday in hopes of returning next spring. And many restaurants in Indiana reported they don’t expect to continue operating beyond the next six months. 

Contact IndyStar reporter Cheryl V. Jackson at [email protected] or 317-444-6264. Follow her on Twitter: @cherylvjackson.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Duos Kitchen locations close for good

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