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Start Restaurant, the fast and healthy eatery with two locations, will not be reopening, the owner said Tuesday on Facebook.

After briefly pivoting to full-time drive-thru service and delivery, sales were not enough to offset costs, and the restaurant closed March 18. Two months later, the impact of the coronavirus was too much to overcome, and the restaurant will not reopen, owner Erin McKool said.

“What made this so painful is disappointing our loyal customers who love Start and letting down my dedicated staff who have worked so hard to prepare and serve our healthy offerings,” she said on Facebook

The restaurant at 4814 Greenville Ave. opened eight years ago and also has a location on Lemmon Avenue.

McKool promised to keep an open mind about reopening in the future. For now, she plans to share recipes and cooking tips on social media. She is also working on a cookbook.

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