Widespread dismay greeted the news, announced via Facebook on Feb. 23, that the Half Moon Restaurant and Saloon, long a fixture in downtown Kennett, would be closing its doors on March 11. Patrons recalled first dates and first kisses they'd had at the popular restaurant and said how much they would miss the restaurant's wild game dishes, the signature crab nachos and the view over Kennett from the rooftop dining area. I had my fiftieth birthday party there and enjoyed many a meal with family and friends.
Moving into the space will be Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, which is now at 270 E. Main St. in Newark. According to its website Grain is "a warm, inviting place to meet friends and enjoy a shared experience of contemporary American fare in a casual and energizing space where well-crafted food and drink happily go hand-in-hand."