By: Kimberly Houghton, Union Leader Correspondent
The City Room Cafe, a popular breakfast spot in Nashua, will close its doors until spring.
“Our restaurant has been around for 35 years. It is like the little ‘Cheers’ of Nashua,” said owner Terry Wade. “Unfortunately, the charm of our little quaint place is now the stigma that is killing us.”
Because of the pandemic and a lull in business since outdoor dining subsided, Wade said she closed the restaurant Sunday and will save her money with the intention of reopening in the spring.
“This Sunday I took a picture of an empty dining room at 9:30 in the morning when normally we would have had a line out the door. It is just so depressing to watch,” she said, adding Thanksgiving is typically her busiest week of the year.
When the pandemic started and restaurants were closed, Wade said she was optimistic about the situation and took the time to work on some overdue maintenance projects.
She repainted the inside of the restaurant, updated the waitstaff area, repainted the tables and invested in new seating. When things still weren’t back to normal, Wade said she decided to renovate the kitchen area, replace shelving and purchase a new range and fryolator.
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