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COVID-19 claims another Rockford restaurant: Ronit’s Kitchen to close Sept. 30

ROCKFORD — Another Rockford restaurant is closing its doors because of struggles related to COVID-19.

Ronit’s Kitchen, at 116 N. Madison St., will close Sept. 30.

“COVID-19 has another casualty,” Ronit Golan said announced on Facebook. “Roni and I tried to keep our doors open and serve the public the best we could during this unprecedented time. This was my dream and I loved every minute of it. I love preparing the food and seeing people enjoy it. I loved serving new friends and regulars who came back again and again because they loved the food. We will miss all the fun work in the kitchen and all of you.”

Golan said she hopes to return in some capacity in the future, preparing her popular Mediterranean food and catering events.

“We are not giving up, though,” she said. “Cooking and baking are my passion and it is something I will always do, whether I have a restaurant or not. Meanwhile, for those of you that love my food, now it is the right time to show us your support as we were hit very hard financially as well.”

Roni’t Kitchen is the third Rockford restaurant close or re-imagine their services in recent days. Hoffman House announced this week it is closing until the state reaches Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan while downtown restaurateur Paul Sletten announced Wednesday he is closing Social and combining it with Abreo.


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