Lunch place Duos Kitchen closing right after eight decades in Midtown

Duos Kitchen, which grew out of a foodstuff truck into a standstill, lunch-only eatery in Midtown Indianapolis in 2012, is set to shut completely just after lunch Friday.

The house owners of the cafe, 2960 N. Meridian St., declared the decision Thursday on Facebook.

“We are unhappy to say that Duos will shut forever soon after lunch tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 25,” the announcement claimed. “Over the past couple of months, we have witnessed the dominoes of in the vicinity of and pricey restaurants slipping, frightened that we would be part of them—but hopeful, mainly because that is who we are. But we have at last had to experience the actuality that simply because of the pandemic and our inept authorities, keeping open is no for a longer period an selection. We’d hoped we could give you additional notice, but regrettably, closing just after lunch tomorrow made the most perception.”

Duos also operates a location at Eskenazi Wellbeing, 720 Eskenazi Ave., that has been minimal to filling on the web orders in the course of the health and fitness crisis, and a place in the Indianapolis Town Industry that has remained shut throughout the pandemic.

The restaurant is co-owned by chef Becky Hostetter and husband David Hostetter, who operated Vital Edibles in the 1990s.

Becky Hostetter shares govt chef obligations with John Garnier, who has labored at some of the area’s leading dining places due to the fact the 1980s, including the Glass Chimney in Carmel, Z Bistro in Zionsville and Illinois Avenue Food items Emporium.

The enterprise was released as food truck Duo’s Sluggish Food stuff Rapidly in 2010 in advance of going into the International Medical Group building in 2012.

The Hostetters, who are both equally in their 60s, gave praise to their landlords for operating with them throughout the pandemic. Becky told Indianapolis Month to month earlier this yr that the enterprise was having problems generating ends meet because of to the health and fitness crisis despite a federal Paycheck Defense Plan financial loan.

“We’re devastated,” the homeowners reported in their Facebook put up. “We’re also angry, on our possess behalf and for the numerous a lot more modest corporations who aren’t likely to endure into a put up-pandemic world.”