56-Year-Old Iowa Restaurant That Was Set to Close Has Found a New Owner
Just two weeks ago it appeared a longtime Iowa restaurant was only about a month from closing. Thankfully, the news is much better as we begin February.
A restaurant that's been serving its namesake Maxieburger and onion rings, along with an array of other dining choices since 1967, will end up continuing to serve customers into the future.
Julie Agee, Maxie's Restaurant and Lounge manager, said on Thursday, January 12, that the restaurant would be closing just over five weeks later. The final day in business was even set. It was to be Saturday, February 18.
According to Axios Des Moines, the restaurant's owner, Andy Mayfield, had been attempting to sell the restaurant due to his health. Unfortunately, he hadn't been able to find a buyer. After 56 years in business, it appeared one of the oldest restaurants in the Des Moines metro area was about to become a thing of the past.
Late Tuesday afternoon, January 31, some great news was revealed on the restaurant's website and Facebook page: "Maxie's is in the process of changing ownership at the end of February. The new group plans to continue to operate in the current form with the current staff you know. We look forward to continuing to serve you!"
Maxie's Restaurant and Lounge, at 1311 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines, says they serve "mouthwatering dishes, including sandwiches, pasta, chicken, steaks, seafood and more... a simple approach to dining by offering great food, great service and great value." The good news is, that's not going to end. Maxie's is open Monday through Saturday.