Springfield family restaurant closes amid pandemic

Collier's Family Restaurant sign. Bill Lackey/Staff
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Collier's Family Restaurant sign. Bill Lackey/Staff

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Collier’s Family Restaurant in Springfield announced today they will not reopen after the cornavirus pandemic is over.

“Times are always tough for mom and pop businesses, but this month and a half (at least) shutdown has just done us in,” a post on Collier’s Family Restaurant Facebook page says.

The restaurant has been a staple restaurant in the Springfield community for many years.

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The exterior of Collier's Family Restaurant. Bill Lackey/Staff

Credit: Bill Lackey

The exterior of Collier's Family Restaurant. Bill Lackey/Staff
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The exterior of Collier's Family Restaurant. Bill Lackey/Staff

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

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Ronald (Ronn) and Connie Collier opened Collier’s Family restaurant in 2003. Ronn worked at their restaurant until he died in 2015.

“This restaurant was my Dad’s dream and he loved it. I told him before he passed away that we would keep his dream alive and I’m just so upset that I cannot fulfill his dream,” says the post that went up Wednesday afternoon.

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The management staff included Julie (Collier) Dill, Dave Dill and Joe Krebs.

In 2017, Collier's Family Restaurant was certified by Ohio State Representative Kyle Koehler as one of the top 10 best "Mom and Pop" restaurants in Ohio.
"This place has become my home where I looked forward to seeing my (work) family and all of our customers that have become great friends of ours over the years," the Facebook post says. "We will surely miss being in all of your lives. I'm sorry that we will not have a place to gather at anymore."

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