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‘Stick a fork in us:’ COVID, winter force Hyde Park restaurant to close its doors

Sun Ray Cafe in Boise’s North End closed its doors Saturday – for now at least.

The restaurant at the corner of 13th St and Eastman St. posted “Stick a fork in us” on their leaderboard sign, and posted a note on the door letting folks they would close up for now.

“At this time ware going to be calling it a close for 2020 beginning Monday 12/14/20,” the note on the door read. Business is usually slower in the winters for us, but in the past we have always been able to make it through without needing to close.”

This year though, the cafe and bar in the former Lucky 13 spot says it has been more difficult than usual – partially due to a lack of holiday parties, but also dining restrictions and “fear people have going out to eat.”

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The note says owners hope to close for a short time in “hopes that a solution can be found soon.” It says they will “see you sometime in 2021.”

The note also says they might do soft opening days if there are “good games on” and they would serve drinks and appetizers.

Sun Ray is the latest in a string of restaurants in the area announcing temporary or permanent closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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