Tex-Mex restaurant Blue Goose Cantina is closing its Lower Greenville location after nearly 40 years in the community.
The restaurant will host a St. Patrick’s celebration on March 11, one week before closing its doors, on March 19, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
The parent company of Blue Goose Cantina, Peterson Management Group, said it could not reach an agreement with the new owners of its Lower Greenville location, forcing the restaurant to seek a new home, according to WFAA.
“We worked with the previous landlord for a long time,” Nick Peterson, CEO of Peterson Management Group, told WFAA.
“It’s not an end of an era or anything [like] that. It’s an end of [a] building. And that’s fine.”
Blue Goose opened its Lower Greenville location in 1984, Fox 4 reported.
Current employees at the Lower Greenville restaurant were offered jobs at other Blue Goose Cantina locations and Aw Shucks, another restaurant owned by Peterson Management Group.
“It has been our pleasure to serve neighbors at our Greenville Avenue location for the past 39 years,” said Peterson, per WFAA.
“There have been countless memories created by neighbors who have visited since my dad, Bob Peterson, and Scott Holyfield opened Blue Goose in 1984. Everything from date nights, family outings and after-work happy hours have been created here,” the CEO continued.
Blue Goose is not letting the decision deter its growth. Its parent company will look for a new location in the Greenville Avenue/East Dallas area and is opening a location in Grand Prairie.
“Blue Goose is growing, including our new Grand Prairie location, which will be our largest location in North Texas. And, we’re equally excited about the possibility of a new Greenville Avenue area location in Dallas. There’s so much to celebrate!” Peterson added.
The Grand Prairie location will be Blue Goose’s eighth location in North Texas and will open this year, per the restaurant’s website.