Charles Donut Shop, 1358 W. 43rd St., has been in business 33 years and will soon end its operations, according to its landlord.
Meagan Froehlich of Weingarten Realty said the donut shop’s lease is expiring and its ownership will not renew. Beyond that, Froehlich said Weingarten could not speak to the specifics of a tenant’s financial status and lease agreements.
“However, we are doing our best to assist tenants navigate through this difficult time by providing resources and funding programs available to them,” Froehlich said. “We are also working on a case-by-case basis to find a mutual agreement that works best for all parties involved. In this particular instance, Charles Donut Shop’s lease is expiring and they have communicated that they will not renew.”
The donut shop will close Sunday. Its hours are 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.–noon Saturday and 7 a.m.–noon Sunday.
Two more area restaurants temporarily close
Last week, a few area restaurants chose to temporarily close their doors due to employees contracting COVID-19. At least two more local restaurants found themselves in the same position this week.
Last Saturday, Down House, 1801 Yale St., announced on social media that a staff member who worked the previous weekend tested positive for the contagious disease caused by the new coronavirus. The restaurant plans to reopen next Thursday, July 2.
Last Thursday, Local Group Brewing, 1504 Chapman St., announced on Twitter that operations would be paused due to an employee having COVID-19-like symptoms and planning to get tested. Local Group posted an update on Monday stating that the brewpub would continue to be closed as the rest of the staff is tested for COVID-19.