Kitchen Fire Closes Texas Roadhouse In Danvers

DANVERS, MA — A kitchen fire forced the Texas Roadhouse on Newbury Street to close for a second day on Tuesday.

The fire occurred Monday morning while the restaurant was closed. The Texas Roadhouse remained closed as of early Tuesday afternoon.

Danvers Fire Captain Jim Brooks told Patch that while the department is still investigating the cause of the fire it appears to have started in one of the fryolators.

“There was a substantial amount of damage to the fryolater and the hood system,” Brooks said. “They are trying their best to get it back up and running.”

Brooks said Danvers fire responded to the fire about 4 a.m.

“Thank you for all your concern!” the restaurant posted on its Facebook page. “The small fire was not extensive. We are so thankful no one was injured or present. We are working hard to make sure we are up and running safely as soon as possible.

“We will keep you posted!”

The Salad House Closes In Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Salad House, a fast-casual restaurant specializing in fresh customized and signature salads, has permanently closed its Somerville location.

The eatery at 58 West Main St. in Downtown Somerville closed up on Sept. 28 and is now moving to Livingston due to a number of reasons, said owner David Delinko.

“I am from Livingston and grew up in that area. My wife has a small business in Livingston as well,” Delinko said. “The pandemic gave me time to look at my situation of driving to Somerville every day. I was working crazy hours and never was able to see my family.”

Delinko says he has no ill will towards the Somerville community.

“I love Somerville, the community. I made great friends there,” Delinko said.

Delinko noted how he always made an effort to be involved in the Somerville community donating close to 800 meals to area hospitals during the coronavirus.

His decision came down to what was best for his family and taking an opportunity to be more involved in his own community.

The Salad House in Somerville had opened in February in 2018. The franchise still has locations in Westfield, Millburn and Morristown. And plans to open in Livington and Montclair.

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808 Bar & Kitchen temporarily closes as stricter Covid-19 measures make it ‘impossible’ to operate

The announcement was made on Sunday evening (October 4) via social media although it is hoped the closure will only be for a short period of time.

Local lockdown restrictions have forced the temporary closure of the venue with owners stating that the strict policies have made it “impossible to operate”.

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The bar will be closed until further notice due to stricter Covid-19 measures making it “impossible” to operate.

It becomes the latest venue in Sunderland to announce a temporary closure, with the owner of The Point, Ttonic and Glitterball confirming they would remain closed until a plan can be made to deal with the tighter measures.

The new rules mean that people can only socialise with their household in pubs and restaurants.

A statement on the 808 Bar & Kitchen Facebook page said: “As of today we regret to announce that we are temporarily closing the doors to 808, for what we are hoping will only be a short period.

“When we opened back up in July we were overwhelmed with the positive response to our new menu and the demand for bookings was high.

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“However, due to the impact of the local lockdown and the recently updated restrictions, we feel that our hands are tied and have no choice but to adapt to the current times, doing what we feel is right for both our staff, business and vision.

“The government’s strict policies have simply made it impossible for us to operate in a viable manner with certain aspects of the day-to-day running of a bar and restaurant now being deemed illegal.

“Thanks again for your unwavering support during these

COVID-19 business effect: Solstice closes, Mr Friendly’s reopens

Owner Ricky Mollohan’s posts announce closing of popular northeast Columbia restaurant, reopening of Five Points mainstay

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The announcement hit social media around 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 — Ricky Mollohan has closed Solstice Kitchen in northeast Columbia.

Mollohan, who can be outspoken on social media, said in the Solstice Facebook post that money became the main issue. He had closed both Solstice and Mr Friendly’s restaurants in mid-March, as per Gov. Henry McMaster’s orders in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

WLTX’s Whitney Sullivan and I had interviewed Mollohan on March 17 at Mr. Friendly’s in Five Points. It was supposed to be the restaurant’s 25th anniversary but instead marked the last week of operation — until today. More on that in a minute.

The decision to shutter Solstice was not an easy one. Mollohan had applied for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding from the Small Business Administration but never received any money. Bills — for utilities and taxes –on the brick-and-mortar restaurant on Sparkleberry Lane began to pile up and the landlord decided to put the building up for sale. Still, Mollohan had planned on a soft reopening of Solstice on Tuesday, Sept. 29 with an official reopening on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Looking back, Mollohan said in his post that he probably didn’t plan far enough for the lack of cash flow. “The health and safety of our staff and customers always came first,” he wrote. ” And it was with hopes that we could come out of this with a better plan for the future.”

“In April I thought that planning for three months was sufficient,” Mollohan continues. “It will go down as one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made.”

But it is not all gloom and doom. Mollohan even hints that