Campustown favorite shuts down due to COVID-19 losses


URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A Campustown favorite has closed for good. Merry Ann’s on Oregon and Gregory is shut down after 10 years. The owner says it’s mostly because of COVID-19.

They closed for five months starting in March and were only open again for a few weeks in August before the city ordered Campustown restaurants to stop indoor seating. Merry Ann’s still has their Champaign location at Neil and Kirby. Their last day open at their Urbana location was September 5.

I tried to reopen after being closed for five months, but then got shut down again. For some reason people are encouraged to jam into Walmart and Costco but warned to stay away from restaurants where there are masks, plexiglass, and constant sanitizing. We are closed permanently, not by choice.

Merry Ann’s Owner Katie Pomonis

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