Romanello's Serves Last Dinner Before Shutting Down

March 3, 2013 Updated Mar 3, 2013 at 5:43 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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March 3, 2013 Updated Mar 3, 2013 at 5:43 PM EDT


Hamburg, NY
(WKBW)
Romanello's Restaurant and Banquet Hall in Hamburg served its last dinner Saturday night after nearly 33 years in business.

Owner John Romanello says the business has just dried up over the years and he's been losing about a million dollars in sales every year over the past decade and despite his best efforts the restaurant has just gone broke.

"When I knew it wouldn't work was when the mortgage people said, it's done.' When we got a letter saying that we're foreclosing," said Romanello.

Romanello is working to repay deposits to customers who booked weddings and banquets which he hopes to be able to do once they auction everything off.

Gift certificates can still be redeemed at the Old Orchard in East Aurora until further notice.