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The Grey Plume closes after 10 years in business

Posted at 4:33 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 17:51:49-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A favorite in the Omaha restaurant scene is closing its doors.

The Grey Plume announced that it is ending its run after 10 years. The Midtown Crossing establishment was known for "seasonably-driven modern cuisine" and was featured in publications like The Washington Post and People.

"Our furlough during the COVID-19 restaurant mandates taught us a lot about ourselves and allowed us the opportunity to reassess what is really important as we move forward in life," chef Clayton Chapman wrote in a post announcing the closure. "We have decided the time has come to close the doors on our decade-long run. We are truly thankful for all of the opportunities we were given and the memories will be cherished forever."

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Chapman will continue to stay busy with a new hospitality consulting firm, Noble Hospitality, that will aid other restaurateurs. Chapman will also be offering cooking courses that will be held virtually for the time being.

"We have taken a hard look at the things that we hold most dear, as a re-invention is necessary to survive. What we discovered is that our expertise and passion can be delivered in a way that still allows time home with our growing family," Chapman said.

The restaurant is working on a partnership with another restaurant that would allow unused gift cards to be used. Updates to that arrangement will be posted on The Grey Plume's Facebook page.

Read the restaurant's full closure announcement by clicking here.

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