ROCHESTER, Mich. – It's closing time for a mainstay of the downtown Rochester dining scene.
Mr. B's Food & Spirits has been downtown for about 50 years, but something new will be taking its place.
The restaurant is considered a legacy in Rochester.
"People here treat each other like family," said Holly Buege. "I think that's what makes it so special for so many years."
Buege has been a managing partner for Mr. B's for more than 20 years.
"We love our customers," Buege said. "We love this town and we've been really lucky to have such a loyal base of people come through our doors for 40 years."
Buege said the closing is a business move and the restaurant will have a new owner.
"We're looking at it as a positive thing," Buege said. "But it's hard not to let emotions get in the way."
Mr. B's will experience major renovations and be rebranded as City Tavern Kitchen & Bar.
The restaurant's final day to be open is Saturday.