BREAKING NEWS : Coroner identifies Columbia City woman killed in motorcycle collision on Illinois Road Full Story

COVID-19 causing local restaurants to close down

Angel’s Bakery and Cafe made the announcement on Facebook that the restaurant will be closing indefinitely on April, 1.

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 6:56 PM
Updated: Mar 31, 2020 10:43 AM

DECATUR, Ind. (WFFT) - Restaurants having to close their doors to dine-in customers has led to some small businesses closing their doors for good.

“Ask any restaurant owner, or small business owner, you are worried about your future,” said Angie Bracey, Angel’s Bakery and Cafe owner. “We are looking at a lot of revenue lost due to catering events being canceled and business meetings that aren't taking place.”

SIGN UP FOR BREAKING NEWS ALERTS

Click here for ongoing Coronavirus coverage from FOX 55 News.

Angel’s Bakery and Cafe made the announcement on Facebook that the restaurant will be closing indefinitely on April, 1.

“This is truly our busiest time of the year,” Bracey said. “We do a third of our annual business at this time of year because of all the events that are typically going on. Being canceled I didn't feel like there was going to be any turn around after this.”

Bracey said the most difficult part of the decision was having to say goodbye to members of the staff.

“The worst and probably hardest part that I waited so long to do was to lay some people off,” Bracey said. “I didn't want to let anyone go.”

Bracey said she is thankful she was renting the space used to house Angel’s Bakery on a month by month basis.

She said she expects more businesses to be closing in the future and that business owners with long-term options may have a difficult time coming to a solution.

“I don't know how we could have increased our revenue during this time,” Bracey said. “People are just doing what they are supposed to and staying in.”

Don Hall’s Guesthouse Hotel & Conference Center announced on Facebook Sunday afternoon that they would also be ceasing operations due to COVID-19.

The announcement is specific to the hotel complex and does not indicate any closures of Don Hall’s restaurant properties at this time.

Angel’s Bakery and Cafe will remain open for carry-out orders as long as supplies last.

Bracey will remain taking preorders for bakery items throughout the month of April.

She encourages anyone looking for one last treat to call ahead.

“That's what we are trying to do is just accommodate everybody that wants to come and get one last taste of their favorite treat,” Bracey said.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 32078

Reported Deaths: 2004
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion9268539
Lake3320168
Cass15826
Allen130966
St. Joseph120534
Hendricks113067
Hamilton111592
Johnson1086104
Elkhart105728
Madison58258
Porter49021
Bartholomew48133
Clark46138
LaPorte41522
Tippecanoe3753
Jackson3671
Howard36519
Delaware35735
Hancock32127
Shelby31521
Floyd31438
Boone28835
Morgan26224
Vanderburgh2482
Montgomery23117
White2268
Decatur22431
Clinton2221
Grant19121
Noble18921
Harrison18721
Dubois1852
Greene16724
Warrick16426
Dearborn16421
Henry1619
Monroe16011
Vigo1477
Lawrence14423
Miami1391
Putnam1337
Jennings1274
Orange12422
Scott1183
Ripley1126
Franklin1068
Kosciusko941
Carroll922
Daviess8216
Steuben802
Marshall761
Newton7410
Wabash722
Wayne715
Fayette684
LaGrange602
Jasper581
Washington521
Fulton471
Rush452
Jay440
Randolph433
Jefferson411
Whitley402
Pulaski390
Clay391
Owen341
Brown331
Sullivan321
Starke313
DeKalb311
Perry260
Huntington262
Knox250
Tipton251
Benton250
Wells240
Crawford230
Blackford211
Switzerland190
Fountain182
Spencer171
Posey170
Parke170
Gibson142
Ohio130
Warren121
Adams121
Vermillion90
Martin90
Union80
Pike60
Unassigned0154

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 33006

Reported Deaths: 2002
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin5414239
Cuyahoga4060221
Marion262323
Hamilton2492128
Lucas2152229
Pickaway204635
Mahoning1347171
Summit1277159
Butler81725
Stark69790
Columbiana65750
Lorain65358
Montgomery60915
Trumbull54045
Belmont40212
Miami35130
Warren34020
Tuscarawas3212
Portage31657
Medina30719
Delaware30213
Ashtabula28332
Lake28212
Wood27745
Geauga25829
Wayne25250
Fairfield2463
Clark2256
Licking21410
Mercer2003
Clermont1935
Allen19131
Richland1873
Erie1595
Darke15616
Madison1417
Washington11718
Crawford1063
Morrow1041
Greene945
Ottawa927
Putnam8714
Monroe7311
Sandusky7010
Hocking694
Ross662
Auglaize643
Jefferson632
Huron551
Williams521
Hancock481
Union460
Muskingum450
Clinton430
Hardin410
Shelby402
Logan370
Fayette370
Wyandot362
Fulton350
Guernsey320
Defiance322
Preble301
Lawrence280
Holmes281
Carroll282
Champaign271
Coshocton260
Brown251
Knox231
Seneca192
Highland191
Vinton191
Ashland190
Athens181
Perry181
Henry150
Scioto150
Paulding130
Jackson120
Harrison100
Adams81
Gallia71
Van Wert60
Meigs60
Pike60
Noble50
Morgan50
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 81°
Angola
Clear
77° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 79°
Huntington
Overcast
76° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 78°
Decatur
Overcast
77° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 79°
Van Wert
Overcast
77° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 79°
Scattered Storms Wednesday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events