TORNADO AFTERMATH: Stations Grill won't reopen at current location

Nearly a month after an EF2 tornado destroyed and damaged several businesses in Wilkes-Barre Township, a beloved local restaurant has announced it will not reopen at its current location.

Shaun Cikovic is still coming to terms with the sad reality. In 2013, he and his family opened Stations Grill. Over five years later, the restaurant was damaged by last month's tornado.

Saturday morning, Stations Grill posted an update on Facebook informing customers and longtime patrons that the restaurant won't be able to reopen on Mundy Street.

"You still can't fully wrap your head around it," Cikovic said.

"This was a place where you came in and felt like family and we are going to miss it," Greg Belzer, of Mountain Top, said.

Cikovic was emotional while recalling the night the tornado hit. His mother, Margaret, was actually working that night. He says she ran for cover in the kitchen area.

"You don't know what to do, you're not ready for that," Cikovic said.

Stations Grill held a "Tornado Sale" Saturday. It is trying to sell off much of its kitchenware. Another sale is expected for next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While the future of the company is uncertain, Cikovic hopes one day Stations Grill will be able to find a new home.

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