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Comings & Goings: Ronit’s Kitchen gets new ownership instead of closing – News – Rockford Register Star

ROCKFORD — Instead of closing, the Indoor City Market restaurant Ronit’s Kitchen has new ownership.

As of Wednesday, Mustafa Abdall and Moe Allen are the new owners of the restaurant. They have renamed it Guzel, which means beautiful in Turkish.

The new name is meant to be a reflection of the Turkish-style breakfast the new owners will be adding to the menu.

Abdall is the founder of Winnebago Emerging Small Business Services, an organization that focuses on providing support to bilingual and multicultural entrepreneurs.

He was saddened to hear that Ronit’s Kitchen would be closing, so he got on the phone with Ronit Golan, the previous owner, to find out what he could do to help keep Mediterranean restaurant stay open. Time was of the essence as the restaurant had been scheduled to close on Wednesday.

Abdall asked that Golan give him 24 hours to find an investor to take

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Colorado Springs’ Garden Ranch YMCA closing permanently, a casualty of COVID-19 | Colorado Springs News

The Garden Ranch Y in central Colorado Springs is shutting its doors for good, a permanent end to what once was believed would be a brief adjustment because of the coronavirus.

The facility announced what it thought would be a temporary closure in mid-March at the start of the pandemic. But after months of shutdown, the region’s YMCA leadership decided to close it because of the financial burden it posed, YMCA spokeswoman Theresa Johnson said.

“Unfortunately, like many other organizations, we took a hit,” Johnson said.

The Garden Ranch YMCA, 2380 Montebello Drive West, was in a tough financial spot before the pandemic, struggling with low membership and unable to locate $10-$12 million needed to renovate and upgrade the 38-year-old building.


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