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Longtime downtown Greenville restaurant closes

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Luna Rosa Gelato Café existed for 15 years along Main Street in downtown Greenville. (Photo/Krys Merryman)

After being open for business for more than a decade, Luna Rosa Gelato Café made the decision to close its doors, according to a Facebook post on Tuesday.

“We’ve been through it all with you,” the Facebook post started. “We’ve celebrated 15 years of birthdays, anniversaries, wine dinners, movie nights, and openings. And we’ve weathered just as many storms, illnesses, power outages and other uncertainties with you at our side. But it is with heavy hearts that we say our journey has come to an end.”

The owners said in the post that closing the doors to their restaurant — which has taken more than a decade to build — is “nothing short of devastating,” though they did not state a specific reason for the closing.

SC Biz News reached out to the café via Facebook for further comment but had not received a response Thursday morning.

“This incredible, giving, resilient community is what has kept our doors open for so many years,” the post continued. “Your generosity saw us through a pandemic that otherwise would have doubtlessly taken us under, and your continued support carried us through the staffing crisis in spite of it. What may have started as a family business soon opened our hearts to embrace each of you as part of our Luna Rosa Famiglia, and we could not be more grateful for the love we received in return.”

Reach Krys at 864-640-4418.

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