The closing date of the Steer House in Pulaski has been moved up to Aug. 4, according to its owner.
Bobby Abbott told The Patriot this week the new closing date for the popular restaurant is now Sunday, Aug. 4 at 4 p.m.
That’s a week earlier than originally planned.
Abbott said the closing date had been moved up due to several employees finding new jobs elsewhere.
“We just don’t know for sure if we’ll have enough manpower to go beyond this Sunday,” Abbott said.
Since news of the restaurant’s closing was first reported by The Patriot, the restaurant has seen a large volume of customers, especially last weekend.
Abbott reported that last Saturday, Sunday and Monday were three of the restaurant’s busiest days in years.
He said customers had flocked to the restaurant to say goodbye, redeem gift certificates, and in general just enjoy one last meal there.
Abbott expressed appreciation to all those who have visited – especially longtime customers – since the news of the Steer House’s closing broke.
The restaurant was first opened by Abbott’s parents, Bob and Betty Abbott in 1978. Twenty years later, when his parents moved to Bedford, Bobby and wife, Lesia took over the restaurant and have operated it ever since.
By MIKE WILLIAMS, The Patriot