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Rathskeller Rockford restaurant closing its doors for good

The owners posted they could not build enough momentum to sustain the restaurant since it reopened
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 5:42 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The reincarnation of Rockford Rathskeller restaurant is over.

The owners posted on Facebook late Tuesday the restaurant at the roundabout on N. Main and Auburn is closing for good. The owners posted they knew re-opening the restaurant during the pandemic was a risk and in the end, they could not build enough momentum to sustain the restaurant.

Sad…but proud. We’ve made the incredibly difficult decision to close Rathskeller after 1 year and 13 days of serving our...

Posted by Rathskeller Rockford on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The restaurant’s last time serving food was Tuesday night pizza, but they will be open Friday from 4 p.m. through 9 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. for bar service only.

Drinks will be sold at a low price and there will be plenty of merchandise to give away. Rathskeller was open for more than a year.

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