In the last few days, several DeKalb County Restaurants has announced closing, both temporary and permanent. The new mandates and mitigations from Illinois Governor JB Pritzker have taken a major financial toll on area businesses. The State of Illinois and DeKalb County Board has made little effort to help and assist these establishments.
The statement below was posted on Facebook.
“It is with great sadness that we write this post to inform all of you that we are now permanently closed due to the profound effects COVID 19 has endured on our business.
We know this news will sadden many of our loyal customers who have supported us through thick and thin these past 3 years, but we can assure you that no one is more sad or disappointed than us. However, since the opening of The Pantry, we have been very open about our core values and accompanying those within our business, and more than ever we are staying true to those values in making the decision that is best for our family.
Although this may be the final chapter for The Pantry and hundreds of other small businesses that have been impacted by these unprecedented times, we are choosing to view this as an experience that reminds us what we value and what’s truly important in this life. As cliché as it may sound, one closed door only opens another.
Again, we want to truly thank everyone that has supported us over the last 3 years. Thank you for the conversations, the friendships, the laughs, and so much more. To our amazing staff, we have had the pleasure of knowing and growing with over the past few years, we will forever be indebted to your hard work and passion for serving our amazing customers.”
Much love, Randy & Jes (Owners)
“The Pantry”, 418 West State Street, Sycamore, IL