Downtown Berryville has lost another business as The Lighthouse Restaurant on East Main Street closed its doors. After a tumultuous run, the local landmark turned out the lights for good on Thursday night.
This marks the second time in the past year that the establishment has closed. The latest owners reopened the business last November under new management but with the same name. The restaurant was known around town for having an active after dinner hours crowd and a devoted karaoke following. But it seems that was not enough as diners passed up the Lighthouse to spend their dollars at other local eateries.
While the economy has been difficult for almost all businesses in town, many residents speculated that Berryville’s cottage industry of restaurants had exceeded maximum density and that it was only a matter of time before the market thinned out the fold. Whatever the reason, the Lighthouse is the second downtown business to close in the past month. (see article on Movie Gallery closing )