APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - After 56 years in business, and ten months after a devastating fire, the historic Mining Camp Restaurant in Apache Junction will not reopen.
Owner Vinton Fugate revealed the news Friday in a post on the restaurant's Facebook page.
"While reaching this decision has been a long road traveled, and it’s been an emotional heart-wrenching time for us, after long debate, we must close this chapter with much optimism and move on in our lives," the post said.
"...we have shared many fond memories, enjoyed the many friends that we have made, and it has been our pleasure serving the public. We wish to thank you for your confidence in choosing us."
As of Friday evening, the post had been shared more than 300 times and more than 200 comments were left on the post. Some expressed sympathy at the news, while others recalled fond memories of eating there.