Two well-established and very popular Capital Region restaurants announced on Sunday that amidst the pandemic, they've been forced to close their doors.  While the hope in both cases is that they'll reopen in the Spring, much will need to change before that happens.

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According to the Times Union, The Malta Diner and Ryan's Wake in Troy announced on Sunday that the pandemic forced them to close up the kitchen.

The Malta Diner, a family owned restaurant that has been in business for over 25 years, posted the heavy-hearted  announcement on their Facebook page on Sunday.  They explained to their loyal customers that the lack of business and staffing challenges have forced them to shut down until further notice. Hoping that more people feel confident in the spring, they're not ruling out reopening in a few months.

"We will miss our wonderful customers and hope to see you all sooner than later. " Malta Diner Facebook 

Sunday afternoon in Troy, Ryan's Wake Pub announced on their Facebook page that they are "going to take a breather and temporarily pause operations as of today."  Ryan's Wake has become a very popular spot in Troy and over time, they've become well known for their great wings, sandwiches and burgers in addition to the many craft beers they carry.

The staff at Ryan's Wake stated that they also have hopes of reopening with the "the same great staff, cocktails, beers, and food that we’ve had for over fifteen years."

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