“We regret not being able to give you more advance notice of our closure but that should not take away from the immense gratitude we feel having been able to operate this restaurant for so long and the joy we have experienced serving and getting to know many of you,” the Hans wrote. “We will miss you!”
The Hans have operated Longhorn Charcoal Pit for the last 30 years, but the restaurant goes back even further than that. Longhorn Charcoal Pit first opened under different ownership back in 1960 and was considered Sunnyvale’s longest operating restaurant, according to The Mercury News.
On Facebook, locals shared their sadness after learning about the closure, while some customers shared stories of visiting the barbecue restaurant decades before the Hans took over. SFGATE reached out to the owners for comment but did not hear back by the time of publication.
Longhorn Charcoal Pit is located at 102 E Fremont Ave. in Sunnyvale and is among several businesses within Fremont Corners Center. The small shopping center has been approved for an upcoming mixed-use development project that will include 50 townhome condominiums. According to SFYIMBY, the project scope will demolish one low-rise commercial building on-site and renovate another.aside">
The Hans ended their closure announcement on a hopeful note.
“This may not be the last time you see us,” the Han’s wrote. “We intend to remain in the area and may continue in the restaurant business.”More Food + Drink
Source : https://www.sfgate.com/restaurants/article/The-oldest-restaurant-in-Sunnyvale-has-closed-61-y-16532973.php1565