Beef Barn Closed

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

It was a place known for a sizzling steak or a succulent lobster any night of the week not to mention a vineyard of wine under one roof. But, tough times have forced one local restaurant, many consider a Greenville institution to stop service.

Owner Bob Simon and his wife Donna are closing the doors on the Beef Barn in Greenville.

Simon says the poor economy and a boom in chain restaurants have forced the couple to stop service since the restaurant opened in 1967.

Simon has been with the Beef Barn since 1983 and he and the restaurant have collected several awards over the years for its food and its extensive wine selection.

But, Simon says the customers and the 42 years of stories is what he will miss most.

Simon says, he and his wife will continue to run a catering business and use the restaurants to hold private banquets

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