Lone Star Charlie’s on Loop 287 near highway 59 north, is being forced to close by the state after more than 30 years in business to make room for a new bypass.

The Lufkin Daily News says the owners are maintaing a positive focus on their relationships with customers, just as they have for the past 30 years.

"Imminent domain" allows the state to shut down the restaurant to make room for the new bypass, so the last day of business for the restaurant will be March 4th. They'll spend time packing up and clearing out after that.

Will they open up again? The good news is, they're looking for a new spot. But nothing has been secured and there's no time table for when Charlie's might be back up and running.

Two weeks left to stop by and wish them well!