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Western Omelette in Colorado Springs to close after 28 years amid COVID-19 pandemic

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- In an emotional announcement Saturday, a longstanding Colorado Springs eatery said they'd be closing their doors after nearly three decades.

Western Omelette on Walnut Street has been a neighborhood staple for 28 years. But as of 2 p.m. Sunday, the owner will be shutting down the Colorado Springs location due to the coronavirus pandemic. It's unclear at this time if the Colorado Springs location will reopen.

"We'll do our best to be there when this is over, but like so many businesses we don't know what tomorrow holds," said Russell Borders, a son of the founder, in an emotional video the restaurant uploaded to YouTube.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article stated that this location was closing permanently. It's been updated to clarify that the restaurant's future is uncertain.

"We have been very blessed over the years and have met so many amazing people from all over the world," said a statement on the restaurant's Facebook page. "It's hard to believe that less than a month ago, we had an amazing staff of 42 people and today we are unable to keep 2 people busy."

The Fountain and Calhan locations will remain open until further notice, said the owner.

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  1. This is sad my family used to go there in the 80s and 90s. What’s the homeless got too strong in that area we stopped going. The food was legit you never left hungry. As I recall they also had a place over on academy.

  2. I am a restaurant worker all i done for 28 years now they are starting to close perm; if they do not open up VERY SOON more will close perm,and homeless will triple, most of us would risk our lives to work. cause with out work we have no life

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