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Tornado-damaged Eatery Will Close

July 9, 2018

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A Wilkes-Barre Twp. restaurant that was hit by June’s EF2 tornado will close.

The owners of Stations Grill announced Saturday morning that they would close because they received word that the building they are in will be demolished.

“We want to thank all of our patrons and friends who have supported our small family business over the years. It was an honor and a privilege to serve our community and we thank you for everything,” read a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

The restaurant sold off equipment Saturday as owners prepared to vacate the space.

The tornado caused at least $18 million of damage as it blew through the Wilkes-Barre Township Commons and Arena Hub Plaza the night of June 13.

About two dozen businesses were damaged, some of which were a complete loss. Six people suffered minor injuries in the storm.

In the days after the storm, stores owners began the process of evaluating the damage and deciding what to do next. Within two weeks after the tornado touched down, Avenue in the Arena Hub Plaza and Lumber Liquidators on Mundy Street had reopened.

Disaster recovery companies still worked at other sites in the shopping center. Barnes & Noble has announced it will reopen its store before Thanksgiving.

Stations Grill owners said they would update their customers on their future plans, and they asked people to share what they enjoyed most about their restaurant. Hundred of people reacted and shared the news online and many left comments recalling past meals and wishing good luck to the owners as they planned for the future.

Contact the writer:

bwellock@citizensvoice.com

570-821-2051, @CVBillW

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