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Local Twin Falls restaurant reopens its doors

Posted at 10:18 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 00:18:38-04

TWIN FALLS — Norm's Cafe, a family owned restaurant that has been opened for 45 years, decided to close their doors two days after Gov. Little announced the stay at home order. Nearly three weeks later, the restaurant has decided to re-open its doors to offer curbside pick up.

"We have done everything that we can to get it ready and have it be open again which is what we can't wait for. But for sure it's been something that we have never experienced and hope to never experience again," Kena Collins, manager of Norm's Cafe, said.

The day after the stay at home order was announced, the restaurant decided to try out offering curbside pick up, but after not serving as many customers as they hoped, they decided to close their doors. While they were closed the owners spent most of their time remodeling minor things inside the restaurant, but they knew in order to survive they had to adapt to the current changes.

"After we didn't get an open after the 21 days, we had to revamp and say okay we have got to do something, we can not survive if we don't do something," Collins said.

They have decided to offer curbside pick up and are also testing out delivery, but that is something they are still not sure if they will continue. They are also thinking of different ways to support their community during this time. Friday morning they partnered with Encompass Home Health to send food to Heritage Assisted Living in Twin Falls.

"So if anybody out there wants to sponsor or send food to somebody they feel is deserving, let us give them some Norm's food, we'll do all the work," Collins said.

If you would like to support Norm's Cafe or partner with them to sponsor a local business just visit their website.