VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Guadalajara Restaurant at the Virginia Beach Town Center announced Thursday it plans to host a final farewell event Sunday afternoon before the club closes its doors for good.
The club's management announced its abrupt decision to close Wednesday following a deadly shooting last Sunday outside the establishment.
"I think God has let us know that it's time to do something else," General Manager Rodrigo Ramirez told WAVY.com Wednesday.
After 20 years of serving Oceanfront locals and visitors, the club's management said it plans to renovate the restaurant's space into a completely new business for the betterment of the Town Center community.
But before they close, Owner Jerry Rodriguez and his staff are throwing a going away party to thank their customers and give special giveaways.
"We want to say thank you to all of our longtime patrons and friends for their loyalty and support over the past 20 years," said Jerry Rodriguez. The full entree, appetizer and drink menu will be available "as long as everything lasts," he said.
The Guadalajara's location on Columbus Street is the last of the local restaurant chain out of several that used to serve the Hampton Roads area.
The event will begin Sunday at 4 p.m. and last until no later than midnight.
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