DKGN staff report
DALTON The Dutch Kitchen Restaurant made the “difficult and heartfelt” decision over the weekend to close its doors temporarily to keep customers and employees safe during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
“We plan on being closed no longer than necessary,” according to an emailed letter.
The last day was Saturday for the restaurant at 14278 Lincoln Way E, Dalton, which is popular among local customers and tourists alike with a restaurant, banquets and events building, bakery and gift shop.
The Dutch Kitchen management emailed a letter and posted this message on its website www.dutchkitchen.net dated April 4:
“To our Friends, Family and Neighbors, of the Dutch Kitchen Restaurant, 4.4.20 Over the last 28 years, we have been proud to serve you and have enjoyed building relationships with you and your families. During this time, we have developed strong ties to our community. This strong respect and love has lead us to make a difficult and heartfelt decision. In order to keep our employees, managers and customers safe, as well as healthy, during this time of uncertainty with the COVID-19 Pandemic; we have decided to temporarily close the Dutch Kitchen Restaurant starting at 7pm tonight (04-04-2020). We plan on being closed no longer than necessary. For all those who had scheduled to use one of our seven private dining rooms, during this time of our closure, please inform your friends and guests, by phone or email, that these events have been canceled. When it becomes safe to meet again, we will phone you to reschedule your event. In the meantime, we hope you will continue to visit our website and Facebook page to receive our latest news and our reopening date. You can communicate with us through our website. Our Owners, Managers and staff all look forward to serving you again soon! Stay safe and God’s Blessing to everyone.”