Updated: July 29, 2020 06:51 PM
Created: July 29, 2020 06:28 PM
DURANGO C.O.- The Palace Restaurant has been a Durango staple for decades, but this week they made a big announcement. They posted a statement on their Facebook page.
“After 23 years we are closing. Pandemic, no trains pulling out of the station, and a host of other hurdles has made it impossible to operate the palace without incurring significant financial loss.”
“Have we seen some restaurants close because of COVID and lack of patronage and customers or restrictions that have been put on them, absolutely” said Jack Llewellyn, executive director of the Durango Chamber of Commerce.
Llewellyn also says some businesses have taken advantage of the bump outs put in place at the Durango business district.
“Bumpouts are basically barricades and they took some of the parking spaces and used them for outdoor seating” he said.
The doors of the palace are set to close on Aug. 23. KOB 4 reached out to the owners but did not hear back.
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