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We're Open: Himalayan Restaurant in Cleveland finding ways to make it through COVID-19 pandemic

Himalayan Restaurant
Posted at 11:07 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 23:07:27-04

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland restaurant serving Himalayan cuisine opened its doors in February, hoping to introduce the food to Clevelanders and represent the growing Nepalese community. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Himalayan Restaurant located on Lorain Avenue has found ways to stay afloat during the pandemic.

In February, most of the restaurant's business was dine-in. When restaurants had to close their doors due to the state order prohibiting dining in, Himalayan Restaurant relied on take-out orders. Even today, the restaurant deals with the reduction in dine-in customers.

A saving grace for the Cleveland restaurant's owner Nar Pradhan is the fact he owns the building, so he doesn't have to worry about paying rent.

News 5 photojournalist Dave Colabine explores how the new business has been able to make it through the pandemic. Watch his full story in the player above.