The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Lenny's in Cheney closes for good

State requirements for dine-in restaurants to deal with coronavirus prove to be too much for owners to economically handle


Last updated 5/15/2020 at 11:30am

CHENEY – A dining favorite in the city has shut its doors permanently.

Lenny's American and Italian Fine Cuisine on 1st Street has officially closed. While a post on the businesses Facebook page March 28 noted they were closing their doors due to restrictions imposed by measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Jennifer Matika, wife of owner John Matika, said today (May 14) they had made the closure permanent.

"It's very devastating for us to have to close down" she said. "It's meant a lot to us being in this community."

The Matikas, who bought the business on Nov. 20, 1999 and tran...

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