Three Rivers Restaurant, the On the Rocks sports bar and the Glen Rose Comedy Club recently closed their doors to the public, but the facility will remain open for special events, private parties and meetings.
"This is a business decision," owner David Polley said. "This building was meant to be marketed and to be sold."
"It's not about bad feelings, it's just that there was not enough business to support the employees and the operations," he added.
Elvis impersonator Kraig Parker will perform this Saturday as planned in the former comedy club space. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets $20 per person. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
The facility has been booked for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, reunions and business meetings. It's currently taking reservations for Christmas parties and orders for pulled pork, chicken-green pepper and poblano tamales.
Ana Corrujedo continues as head chef. About 30 employees had to be let go when the restaurant closed, which Polley termed a "difficult" decision. As business picks up, some of them may be hired back to work on a temporary basis.
If the building doesn't sell soon, Polley said it likely will be convert the upstairs space to executive suite offices, move the comedy club to a retail space and at that point reopen or lease the restaurant.
The restaurant opened in July 2009 as an upscale dining venue downstairs, a sports bar upstairs, private meeting room and the Sadlers Western store across from the restaurant. Earlier this year Sadlers closed and took its business on the road to horse and other Western shows and the comedy club moved in with stand-up comedians from the Dallas area and out-of-state.