ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Downtown Abilene hotspot, The Local, is reopening for business on Veterans Day, after being closed for a month due to ‘impacts of COVID.’

In a Facebook post from October, the restaurant said:

“The impacts of COVID on the service industry has left us with the tough decision about what to do next… Every industry is in a staffing deficit and The Local is not immune to these staffing challenges.”

In the past month, the restaurant has since scrubbed its Facebook page of all older posts – rebranding the business as it prepares to reopen.

The Local is holding its grand reopening at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 11, and said it will also have an all new menu.