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Landmark restaurant in Pensacola to close end of March
PENSACOLA -- A landmark Pensacola restaurant will be closing down at the end of the month.
The last day you can dine at Angus Steakhouse on Scenic Highway will be March 29th.
How has the restaurant has been a Pensacola staple for the past 45 years.
"Some consider it an end of an era, after 45 years, Angus restaurant is closing its doors for good."
"This is all I've ever done in my life, and this is all I know."
Angus has been a part of Peter Bithos' life since he was a small child. The family owned business has evolved within the last four decades from the menu to the building itself.
"Over time we've updated the look, the outside, the inside," Bithos said.
While the quality of service has remained constant the economy hasn't.
Like many businesses along the Gulf Coast following the BP oil spill, Angus took a hit.
"We've been having some financial difficulty since the BP oil spill, and that's probably one of the main factors."
After reviewing the numbers, the only option for Peter and his father was to close. They're not the only ones struggling with the decision.
"It's very unfortunate news for us, we really do love the place it's kind of an end of an era for us, really going to really miss it," said Dana Mowe, who has been coming to Angus for 30 years.
To Roger Wallace, Angus means more than just a good meal. A lot of memories come to mind in the 40 years he's been a customer.
"My wedding reception was held here, and many other events over my lifetime have taken place here," Wallace said.
With the Angus chapter in his life about to close, Bithos plans to spend more time with his family.
But he wants all his long-time customers to know he appreciates their business over the years.
"The regular customers to me was an important part of our life".