The Eatery at the Grant House has closed its doors permanently, according to a Sunday Facebook post from owners Scott and Sarah Flury. The restaurant’s website has also been updated with a banner message announcing the closure.
The restaurant was located in the historic Grant House on Officers Row near Fort Vancouver and served up classic brunch, lunch and dinner food. The Flurys began running the restaurant in April 2017.
The Facebook post didn’t say why the restaurant was closing, but it did mention the general economic damage that small businesses have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was not an easy decision, but one that we have made and are at peace with,” the couple wrote.
The restaurant had already been closed due to the temporary ban on indoor dining that Gov. Jay Inslee announced in November in response to a rise in COVID-19 cases.
In a prior Facebook post, the owners said they had tried to switch to a to-go model during the initial shutdown in the spring, but it didn’t work out for them, and in recent months they found that guests weren’t comfortable eating outside on the covered porch in winter weather conditions.