After 45 years, Bonanza is closing its doors for good this week in Tupelo.
The time has finally arrived: Bonanza Steakhouse in Tupelo is closing for good this week.
On the restaurant’s Facebook page earlier today, it announced, “This is our final week.”
The restaurant plans to close Sunday but could shut down earlier if the remaining inventory runs out.
Here are excerpts from an earlier story about why Bonanza is closing:
After 45 years, Bonanza restaurant in Tupelo is winding down business.
Owner John Mason confirmed that the building is under contract to be sold to Dollar General Corp., which has filed plans to build a store on the property on 550 N. Gloster St.
“It’s not a done deal, but it’s all but finished,” said Mason, who opened the restaurant in 1973. “We’ve been working on it since about January, and they’ll have to tear the building down.”
Plans have been filed with the city’s planning department by Dollar General, which estimates construction cost of around $900,000.
Mason owned as many as a dozen Bonanza locations at one time, and had closed all but this one.
So, farewell, Bonanza! I’ll be stopping by sometime this week, I do believe.