By JULIE E. GREENE
Several downtown restaurants are offering low-cost breakfast deals to fill a void left by the Feb. 27 closing of McCrory's restaurant, city officials announced Monday morning.
"A number of people were concerned with the closing of McCrory's," including senior citizens, said Downtown Coordinator Karen Giffin.
In response, city officials took a survey of several downtown eateries to help make the public aware of low-cost breakfast deals available, Giffin said.
Most of the deals already were out there and are not limited to senior citizens, she said.
Alternatives to the 99-cent breakfast of two eggs, toast and hash browns that were provided by McCrory's include:
- Celebrity Deli at 36 N. Potomac St. - for senior citizens only, two eggs, hash browns and toast for 99 cents; and 10 percent off other meals for seniors.
- Full Belly Deli at 101 E. Washington St. - two eggs, hash browns, toast and coffee for $1.58.
- Charlies' I at 40 E. Washington St. and Charlie's II at 32 Summit Ave. - two eggs, hash browns, toast and coffee for $1.99; and, for seniors, 10 percent off other meals, too.
- George & Willie's Mini Restaurant at 116 W. Washington St. - two eggs and toast for $1.30 and an egg sandwich for 85 cents.
- Corvette Kitchen at 29 S. Potomac St. - two eggs, hash browns and toast for $1.99 plus the kitchen's every day breakfast specials.
- South Beach Coffee Co. & Deli at 15 W. Washington St. - pastries, bagels, coffee, orange juice and more with a 20 percent senior citizens discount.
- The Plum at 6 Rochester Place - bagels and croissants for $1.
- Bentley's Bagels at 92 W. Washington St. - bagels for 60 cents and muffins for $1.
City officials will distribute fliers listing the deals to local senior centers. Downtown restaurants that add special breakfast deals may call the city at 739-8577, ext. 116, so the deal can be added to the flier.