Another Loss we Can Chock up to the Pandemic

The pandemic took its toll on many restaurants in our area.  Those that were able to survive the lockdowns faced even tougher challenges after the restrictions began to lift.  Many invested heavily in outdoor dining arrangements, others just hunkered down hoping to survive and reopen later.

Sadly, we are losing another one.

The Northland Restaurant & Bar posted on their Facebook page that they are closing their doors for good on December 23 after more than 60 years in business.

The Loss of a Landmark

“It is with a heavy heart that we share with you all that we are closing permanently on December 23, 2021,” according to the statement released on Facebook.

To many, this will be a hard loss.  The Northland Restaurant & Dairy Bar has been a fixture in Berlin, New Hampshire for more than 60 years.

I know a lot of wonderful family and childhood memories were made there.

Survived the Pandemic but not the Aftermath

The Roy family cited in their statement the reasons for closing: repeated staffing shortages and rising prices.

Inflation is not just hitting us at the grocery store; imagine running a restaurant and all the food you must buy.  The margins are already tight in the restaurant, but with rising food prices and staffing issues that have plagued the restaurant industry, they just couldn’t hang on any longer.

We will miss you, Northland Restaurant & Dairy Bar.

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