All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately that’s also the case for restaurants. Here’s a look at some of the Berks-area restaurants that have recently closed.

Queen City Family Restaurant

After 30 years in business, the Queen City Family Restaurant officially closed its doors on January 6. The closure was announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

After 30 amazing years the time has come for Queen City to say goodbye. We cannot fully express in words how much our customers and employees have meant to us. Many of you have become friends and some have even felt like family.

Queen City Family Restaurant on Facebook, January 6, 2021

The Restaurant at Boscov’s
Muhlenberg | Exeter Township

Boscov’s, the Reading-based department store chain, has announced that it is closing its six remaining restaurant locations including two in Berks County. The Restaurant at Boscov’s North (5th Street Highway) closed during the indoor dining restrictions and did not reopen. The Restaurant at Boscov’s East (Exeter Township) will close at the end of January, 2021. The news was shared via The Restaurant at Boscov’s Facebook page. The company also announced that the restaurant space would be renovated and integrated into the stores.

The effects of COVID-19 have been devastating to the restaurant industry this past year including the restaurants at Boscov’s. This has forced us to make the very difficult decision to close our six remaining Boscov’s Restaurants.

The Restaurant at Boscov’s on Facebook, January 5, 2021

Sign above the entryway of The Tomcat Cafe.

The Tomcat Cafe
Sinking Spring

Sinking Spring breakfast and lunch favorite, the Tomcat Cafe, closed its doors in November. The restaurant had been for sale since the beginning of the year with no buyers. On November 8, it was announced on the Tomcat’s Facebook page that “after exhausting all possibilities, we are closing our doors. Today was our last day. 2020 claims another.” While the restaurant is closed, the owners are accepting reservations for private parties in the space, at least temporarily.

Giannotti’s Pizza & Subs

At the beginning of November, Giannotti’s Pizza & Subs became the latest restaurant to close. The closing was announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on November 3, with the owner saying “The time is now to take a break and look forward to new adventures.”

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