C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar, owned by Rich Clark and Jon Schwenk, closed on Friday, May 15, after four years on Etris Road in Roswell, according to a press release. It seems the closure of the Sweet Apple Village seafood restaurant is likely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve been in the business for a long time and it’s never easy to make this kind of decision, but due to the unfortunate series of events we know this is ultimately what’s best,” Clark says in a prepared statement. “Although the situation is less than ideal, we could not be more thankful for the support we’ve received from our cherished staff, neighbors and loyal patrons throughout this journey and we look forward to the exciting chapters to come.”
C&S Restaurant Group’s two other restaurants, C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar in Vinings and Hugo’s Oyster Bar in downtown Roswell, remain open. A new location of C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar is still slated to open later this fall in Sandy Springs.
The devastating loss of revenue over the last few months, lack of rent relief, and inability to secure substantial emergency funding have left many restaurant owners with little choice but to close their businesses permanently amid the pandemic. Cacao Cafe, Blaxican, the Sandy Springs location of Cafe Sunflower, and Panahar Bangladeshi Cuisine have all closed this month as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
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