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Downtown Restaurant to Close After 24 Years

Two Sisters owners say they are sad to say goodbye.

UPDATE: 2 Sisters is now closed. 

, a downtown mainstay known for its made-from-scratch sauerkraut, pierogies and stuffed cabbage (among other Polish fare) will close its doors later this month.

The restaurant's management announced the closing on its Facebook page; Patch confirmed the news in person on Tuesday.

"It is with great sadness that we are announcing that we will be closing June 24th at 7p.m. permanently," the Facebook statement said. "Due to declining health of the owner and due to the construction that has crippled our business, we feel this is the time to close permanently.

"We would like to thank all our valued customers over the last 24 years ... and as we say goodbye we are very saddened!

"Thank you for the last 24 years!"

In a later post, the management commented that business has been down 75 percent since the Main Street Makeover project began in April. 

In December, Patch told the story of how Two Sisters came to be in , which was reproduced on The Huffington Post for its "Dispatches" series on life in America.

Suzanne Hester June 08, 2012 at 03:52 AM
I believe I went into this establishment maybe 2 x's for soup.....but I definitely feel a pull to help the home team....what can we do to help Two Sisters????? Come on people....We look over seas, but what can we do in our own back yard? Even if it is to deliver meals to them....as they have to us for the last 24 years..or to sit with the Sister and rotate people for a Chemo treatment....Let's pitch in as a Community to help these patrons:)
John Sattmann June 08, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I agree Suzanne. We will give Billions upon Billions to people we never seen or will ever see in our lives, but will turn a blind eye for our needs at home. It's sad the City or the DDA didn't take a closer look at the project and maybe come up with a different way to get this job completed without effecting business. I understand a couple more long time staple of Downtown are on their way out also. If people would make a more concerted effort to get to downtown to spend some money, I know it's a little bit of a hassle, but I know they could use the support. Maybe the local papers could help to get the word out. I understand that change happens, but this seems a little unfair. I know I will be trying to promote my family and friends to help keep downtown going!
Laura June 11, 2012 at 05:10 PM
My husband and I started going regularly on Sunday mornings after church in October. They knew our orders and we were starting to become "regulars". The food was a great price and the atmosphere was nice for private conversations. We have already done a lot of growing there, it will be sad not to be able to continue. Good luck Two Sisters team!
Kristin Bull June 18, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Two Sisters is now permanently closed, we have learned.
Debbie Clark June 19, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I will really miss Two Sisters. My husband and I have introduced others to this great Polish food. I hope that the health issues lessen now that the stress of running a business is over. How sad! :(

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