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Colorado diner that made national headlines for opening dining room closes; Colorado Springs location still open

A Castle Rock, CO restaurant was lined with people on Mother's Day despite the governor's "Safer At Home" order, which requires dining rooms to be closed to the public and businesses to adhere to social distancing guidelines.  This photo was taken 5/10/20 by Nick Puckett/Colorado Community Media.
A Castle Rock, CO restaurant was lined with people on Mother's Day despite the governor's "Safer At Home" order, which requires dining rooms to be closed to the public and businesses to adhere to social distancing guidelines. This photo was taken 5/10/20 by Nick Puckett/Colorado Community Media.(KKTV)
Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 8:04 PM MDT
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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (KKTV) - The owners of a Colorado diner that was featured in newscasts across the country for opening their dining room on Mother’s Day, defying the state’s public health order at the time, announced they closed the doors permanently at their Castle Rock location.

C&C Cafe and Korean Kitchen posted an update to Facebook on Friday. You can read the full post at the bottom of this article. The restaurant was called out by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in May for allowing dozens of people in their dining room at a time when the state ordered restaurants to keep their services limited to takeout and delivery only due to COVID-19.

A video shot by Nick Puckett on Mother’s Day went viral showing the packed restaurant:

The owners eventually had their business license suspended for 30 days. The owners then filed a lawsuit naming a number of defendants including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Polis. Click here to read the lawsuit.

You can read the full Facebook post below; you may have to click “see more” to see the entire message.

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