Updated: Eddie Montgomery releases statement about restaurant closing

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky steakhouse, named for a country music star, is no longer open for business.

Sunday night, a sign was placed on the door of the Eddie Montgomery Steakhouse in Mercer County notifying the customers and employees that the restaurant was closing up shop for good.

Late Monday afternoon, Eddie Montgomery released a statement about the restaurant's closing on twitter. He said, "unfortunately, we had to close the steakhouse. it was a dream of mine to bring something back to our hometown that we could all be proud of. I love where I live and will always try to support the community. I want to thank everyone for their continued support."

Word of the restaurant's closing begin spreading Sunday night after co-owner, Tracy Nunan posted the following message to her employees on the restaurant's Facebook page.

"I'm grateful for all the hard work you've done and will cherish all the memories made. I pray that everyone finds a new path and your journey is successful. I thank you all for your dedication and
apologize for the lack of notice and ask for your understanding, as this was not within my control."

We're told by employees that Nunan was in the restaurant Sunday night, prior to it closing. The restaurant closed its doors at around 8:00 PM.

"Business had been slowing down and we were hoping this wasn't going to happen," explains Joan and Wes Huffman, who are related to Montgomery., "we were so disappointed when we saw the post on Facebook, we were really hoping this wouldn't happen."

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