Surf and Turf restaurant is the latest victim of the economy and rising food prices.
The Grandin Village restaurant will close Dec. 24, owner Paul Gautier said.
“It’s just because of the challenges that have been facing so many small businesses,” he said.
The only way to stay in business is to triple prices, and that wouldn’t even cover the rising cost of the restaurant’s utility bills, Gautier said.
“It’s just not practical anymore,” he said.
The restaurant opened about 10 years ago. It’s not been decided what will happen to the space or the equipment.
Surf and Turf joins a long list of Roanoke area restaurants that closed its doors this year, some because of the economy and rising food prices. Lindsey Nair reported in October that Arzu Mediterranean restaurant would soon close, as will Norberto’s. Other restaurants closing for various reasons include Big Lick BBQ, Little Chef, Isaac’s, Horizon Bar and Grill, Tudor’s, Blue Collar Joe’s and The Library.