ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A staple of Albertville will close for the final time this weekend.
According the the restaurant’s Facebook page, Catfish Cabin will be shutting its doors after 44 years of business.
On Tuesday, owners of the restaurant announced they’d shut the doors and turn off the lights for the last time.
A spokesperson tells me the closure is a direct result of challenges facing the restaurant industry due to COVID-19.
The loss of revenue combined with the rise in prices of fish, poultry and other products also played a role in the closure.
WAFF 48talked to one local woman who said she had to come eat at the restaurant one last time. It might be a restaurant, but it’s a place where she has a lot of fond memories.
“This is where I come to celebrate my birthday at least five or six different times. Would come here for Mother’s Day and I’m meeting my mama and papa here today and it’s a sad time but we want to make sure it goes out with a bang. It’s going to be a missed staple and their food has always been really good,” said Kim Crowley.
All of the employees will be given an opportunity to work within the company.
There is another Catfish Cabin location in Athens and it will stay open.
The Catfish Cabin team issued a thank you to all of those that visited the restaurant over those years.