The Massachusetts Restaurant Association has predicted that 3,600 of the state's 16,000 resturants will likely close for good once this pandemic is over.

It's a grim statistic, but with a dependence on outdoor dining and the responsibility of purchasing PPE and revamping indoor seating, some restaurants are finding it best to close their doors.

Last month, Harvard Square institution Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage announced it was being sold after being run by the same family for decades. We heard from owner Bill Bartley about his decision to sell the resturant and about the location's legacy.

Then, in an encore presentation, we heard from Marjorie Druker, known as the Soup Lady and owner of the New England Soup Factory, about what she's cooking during the coronavirus crisis.


Bill Bartley - 1:41
Marjorie Druker - 15:17