Downtown Tomato Street closing its doors, N. Spokane location to stay open

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Tomato Street at River Park Square is closing its doors.

The downtown location opened just three years ago following success at the North Spokane location. The N. Division St. restaurant will stay open, according to its general manager.

The general manager said the closure comes as a result of restaurant restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restaurants across the region are grappling with how to stay open under the restrictions. Restaurants have been unable to offer dine-in services since March. Dine-in will be allowed in limited capacities during phase 2 of Washington’s reopening, but that phase is not expected to begin until at least June 1.

Another local restaurant owner, Chad White, previously told 4 News Now that takeout sales are not covering the bottom lines.

The Tomato Street closure comes just days after another Spokane staple, Rocky Rococo, announced its permanent closure.

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