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The Blue Danube Is Closing After Decades Of Service

It’s almost time to say goodbye to a campus institution.

The Blue Danube will close its doors on June 17 after 78 years of service. Columbus Underground reported that the current owner’s lease is ending in June. The building, located at 2439 N. High St, will be closed for renovation and although it’s possible the restaurant could reopen with a new owner, no plans to do so have been confirmed.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the restaurant staff said their goodbyes to customers. “Those of us that work there would like to thank everyone for allowing us to provide such a comfortable meeting space for so many. We’ve loved being a part of your lives from the everyday mundane to the most life changing of moments,” the post reads.

The Dube will remain open until mid-June. According to their Facebook post, the restaurant will be welcoming back familiar former staff faces to serve “rockstar” shifts, in order to ensure the community has time to say goodbye to the people that have made the restaurant such a special place.

It’s the end of an era.