Iconic Hastings restaurant to close after owner's unexpected death
HASTINGS, Neb. —
An iconic Hastings restaurant is closing its doors after the unexpected death of its owner. Bernardo's Steak House is closing for good after service Saturday night, Sept. 9.
Owner Scott Munger passed away Wednesday.
The iconic restaurant has been a part of the Hastings dining scene since 1970. Friends and co–workers described munger as "such a kind soul."
As for, the future of Bernardo's—NTV has learned the family got together and decided to close the restaurant - a decision employees and patrons alike are saddened to hear.
"You know Bernies, Bernardos has been a staple of Hastings for as long as I can remember," said long-time patron Matt Sheehan. "And I just hope that somebody can take over the history."
"This restaurant was a staple in Hastings and it's just sad that it’s probably over," said Bernardo's Hostess Karen Jacupkey. "And it’s a place where families gathered for happy things, and it’s going to be sad that we won’t be part of that anymore.
This Saturday, Sept. 9 is the final day for the business.