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Duval Street restaurant shows appreciation for first responders with a free meal

The COVID-19 pandemic is not getting in the way of Cape Coral celebrating its firefighters.

Thursday they are having an appreciation day—thanks to Duval Street restaurant.

Employees are preparing to make paninis for these firefighters, and like many restaurants here in Southwest Florida, they say they decided to shut down until April 30th—with the exception of Thursday when the first responders come in.

The owner of Duval Street says his restaurant really wanted to thank firefighters especially because they are on the front lines during this difficult time.

“It’s just important that we take care of them because without them what do we have? We’re not safe, people aren’t getting back and forth to the hospital,” said Vollen Loucks.

Last week Duval Street actually made food for police officers. They say if they have any food leftover here— they’ll feed them again Thursday.

Reporter:Brea Hollingsworth
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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