MORRISTOWN, NJ - During Monday's update Mayor Dougherty acknowledged the Morristown Pancake House's decision to close indefinitely.

"I was sorry to read their post over the weekend that they will be closing their doors", said Dougherty.

The mayor said that the business never reached out to town officials to do outside dining or jersey barriers.

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"We are still here if they need us", he said. "I'm sorry to see them close their doors but we've had no contact with them since covid started. I know the partnership has been working with them but if they need any assistance don't hesitate to call our office".

The restaurant made the announcement over Facebook on Sunday.

In the post, the restaurant said, "we are not able to keep our doors open with sales from take out alone (it accounts for less than 5% of our business) and our location does not allow for any outdoor seating that will meet the governor’s requirements.

"We were able to get the PPP loan but that ended weeks ago", the statement continued. "We have used our own money to keep as much of our staff employed as we could, but that has dried up too. We will update as to the future of this restaurant, but we are as much in the dark as you".

 

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