Downtown Cedar Rapids Restaurant Moving to New Location
Months of ongoing road construction and the new multi-story apartment complex being built across the street have finally proven to be too much for a downtown Cedar Rapids restaurant.
Runt's Munchies, one of our favorite spots for listener lunch announced on their Facebook page today that it would be their last day of business at their current location, 529 5th Ave. SE in Cedar Rapids. And while, yes, they will be closed for the time being, it is only temporary. They're in the process of moving. The new location for Runt's Munchies will be 118 2nd Street SE. That location was previously The Blue Strawberry.
Courtlin and I have been to Runt's Munchies for the past several years for Listener Lunch and love everything on their menu. The loaded mash potato bombs (pictured), all the delicious varieties of egg rolls, the sliders, the fries, it's all top-notch. Not to mention the 'Case of Yum' that owner Jess fills with freshly baked items every single day.
So when will the 'new' Runt's Munchies be open for business? They aren't quite sure yet, according to their Facebook post. They promise to keep everyone updated and they thank everyone for their support over the past five years. You better believe that we'll be there when they announce the grand opening of their new location! One thing that does have me a little bit worried. Where is Courtlin going to go to get the world's best restaurant ranch dressing?