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.