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Casper restaurant founder thanks loyal customers as Grab and Go Gourmet closes doors

Maggie King poses in the dining and meeting section of Grab and Go Gourmet shortly before its grand opening in July, 2018. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — A Facebook post announcing the Grab and Go Gourmet’s impending closure attracted an outpouring of support on Tuesday, with nearly 200 fans commenting.

“I appreciate every single word of encouragement and kindness from you all over the past 4 years,” wrote restaurant founder Maggie King. “The GGG staff absolutely loves you all and your faces & smiles will be missed.”

King reiterated those feelings during a phone interview on Tuesday afternoon.

“I really just want to say that I that I love the guests, and I absolutely adored my four years with them and all of their encouragement and shared excitement over the business,” she said.

The Grab and Go Gourmet recently in September 2020, in a completely rebuilt space at 611 W. Collins after moving from their original Wolcott location. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

King started working part time with Food For Thought at the Good Food Hub alongside the Grab and Go business some months back, and that job will now occupy her full attention, she said.

King started Grab and Go at Fifth and Wolcott in 2018, offering to-go salads and sandwiches with an eye towards fresh and healthy. In 2020, she completed a move to a newly remodeled location on West Collins near NCHS and the nearly-completed new State Office Building.

She’s unsure of what will move into the space, but assumes something will be there soon.

In the meantime, she asks Casper residents to continue to support locally owned restaurants as often as possible, particularly in these trying post-pandemic times.

“Eat at your local businesses, and make it your regular stop every week,” she said.