The Coronavirus has claimed a victim in the restaurant business.
Mediterranean Grille, a restaurant in the Newark Shopping Center announced via social media that it is closing for good. Dinners from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. will be offered between Wednesday and Saturday.
“We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your business over the past 10 years. We have gained countless friends and have had so many great times over the years. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we can no longer keep our doors open and will be closing for good,” the post stated.
Newark has been hit the double whammy of restaurant closings and University of Delaware classes being canceled until the end of the year.
Estimates indicate that a decline in business, even before the virus led to the closing of all dining rooms in Delaware, would lead to many casualties.
Restaurants have moved to carry out and delivery service. However, revenues are only a fraction of the figure for sit-down dining options.
Estimates have indicated that upwards of 30 percent of restaurants will close for good. The restaurant business is known for a high casualty rate, even in good times.