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Moon’s is dark, for now: Downtown restaurant closes during COVID winter

Another local restaurant closed up shop, but promises to be back before spring springs.

Moon’s Kitchen Cafe on Idaho St. in Downtown Boise serves up diner-style breakfast and lunch in the Union Block building. But, after several months of a waxing Moon’s, the diner is closed.

“Due to the Covid restriction causing an extreme business decline, Moon’s will be closed until March 1st,” a sign in the window date January 4th noted. “Thanks for understanding.”

Moon’s is one of a number of local restaurants that chose to close during the winter months instead during the COVID-19 pandemic, with promises to return.

[BoiseDev closure tracker]

The Moon’s space is tight, made even more so by a recent remodel that cordoned off a portion of the dining room to make way for a ground floor space for Balsam Brands, which took over the second floor of the Union Block Building.

On Facebook, Moon’s managers elaborated a bit more on the closure.

“It has been a very hard decision, but due to the coronavirus and the restrictions surrounding it, we are unable to keep our doors open at this time,” Moon’s wrote. “Thank you to all of our customers, family and friends who have helped support us through this tough season.”

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Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at don@boisedev.com.

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