Local restaurant closing for good
METROPOLIS, Il—You could call it the end of an era, but today it was known as the last supper. Farley's Cafeteria in Metropolis closed it's doors for good, just a little after 1 p.m.
Earl Marlman has been coming to Farley's Cafeteria for years and said, "The people heard they are going to leave and they want to get their last meal. They usually don't have this many people."
Melissa Griffith was one of many standing in line and waiting to receive one last home-cooked meal.
"I don't know where I'm going to get my fried chicken fix. We come here every Sunday after church. It's a part of Metropolis, it's going to be so sad to drive by and the lights are going to be out. It's where you come. Everybody knows everybody."
The restaurant means more to Casey Warren than just her family's restaurant.
"This is heart and soul. It's family, it's home. That's what's different about Farley's."
After 60 years, Warren said not enough business and financial obligations gave the owners no other option.
"They had such a successful day. I just wish when they were open they could have had these types of crowds so they could stay open. We have to support the local businesses," said Griffith.
Lights are now out, but people will always remember the mom and pop restaurant in downtown Metropolis.
Warren said today's turn out was amazing. She said she just wishes the help would have came sooner.