A BELOVED restaurant is set to close after more than 40 years in business – here is how it plans to “go out with a bang.”

The 94th Aero Squadron restaurant announced that its doors will close in June for the final time.


The 94th Aero Squadron, a beloved restaurant in Columbus, Ohio announced that it will shut down after 43 years of operation[/caption]

After 43 years, the Columbus, Ohio eatery announced on its website that the team “decided to explore other options” after its lease is up.

“Please know this decision came with a great deal of thought (and tears).

“We have loved our time at the 94th Aero Squadron and so appreciate each and every customer and staff member that we have had the privilege of knowing.”

The restaurant will reopen on Friday after repairs are made to fix a pipe burst but the last day of operations is set for June 18.

The restaurant announced that it would continue with its weekly dance parties on Friday nights through June 16.

“It is our hope that you will continue to patronize the 94th over the next 5 months.”

The owners said they have plans to “go out with a bang” with events, monthly specials, and a closing party for regulars and former staff.

Operating from a 1917 French farmhouse, the restaurant first opened in 1980 and became popular for its aviation theme.

The inside was full of military memorabilia and photos of planes taking off at nearby John Glenn Columbus International Airport. 

The restaurant got its name from the United States Army Air Service squadron during World War I.

One member of the squad was Eddie Rickenbacker, a Columbus native who was a fighter pilot that earned a Medal of Honor.


The owners said they will ‘go out with a bang’ during its last few months[/caption]

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