Locally-owned businesses all over the country are struggling right now, with two more here in Eastern Iowa shutting their doors for good.

According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sid's Scoops in Lone Tree and Salt Fork Kitchen in Solon are two more casualties of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sid's Scoops, located at 117 N. Devoe St. in Lone Tree, announced this week on their official Facebook page that this will be their last summer in business. The ice cream and sandwich shop opened back in 2018, but it will shut down on Labor Day, which is Monday, September 7th. Part of the post reads:

"This has been a difficult decision for me to make – as I have treasured every day at the shop. I look forward to spending extra time with my family and being able to visit Lone Tree 'off the clock.' We will continue to provide fun 'flavors' of ice cream, adding sundaes, banana splits and more throughout the remainder of the summer."

Sid's Scoops also notes that they have made some changes to their menu and their hours. You can read the full update below.

While you still have some time to enjoy Sid's Scoops before it closes, Salt Fork Kitchen in Solon has already shut its doors. Two days ago, the restaurant, located at 112 E. Main St., posted a YouTube video of the song "For the Good Times" by Al Green. The video came with an update that reads:

"Dear Friends of The Kitchen,

Salt Fork Kitchen has decided to retire. We are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of your lives over the last seven years."

The restaurant announced that they would be closing for "summer vacation," back on July 3rd, but it appears that the vacation will be permanent.

It hasn't been a great week for local restaurants. Just a few days ago, we also told you that the Zio Johno's location on C Street SW in Cedar Rapids will be closing at the end of the month. You can read more on that HERE.

We wish the best of luck to these business owners and their employees on their future endeavors!

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