LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A local vegan restaurant has been closed in the wake of this weekend’s shooting at a downtown club that left 25 people with gunshot wounds.

The Veg LLC sub-leased ground floor space in the same building where the shooting took place along W. 6th Street.

Owner Shiem Swift says his beloved restaurant that employs four will be back in business soon.

“I fully understand why the city of Little Rock has to close this building, and I am now searching for a new location to bring healthy and humane dining options back to Little Rock,” Swift says in a news release. “My heart and thoughts are with all who were injured.”

Swift says the closing has left Little Rock without a full-time vegan restaurant.

He is eager to start services again soon and is appealing to the city or any private individuals to assist in opening his restaurant again in a new location.

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