A Waterloo eatery that has become a hub for live music will be closing its doors very soon.

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Over the weekend, the owner of a growing Cedar Valley venue announced that this will be the restaurant's final week. The staff of Bryan's Blue Plate broke the bad news that due to the owner's health and "other reasons" they will be closing up shop.

Bryan's opened for business in early November of 2022. Located in the Best Western Plus Executive Residency in downtown Waterloo, this place became a hot spot for both live music and barbecue.

The owner of the business, Bryan Sink, confirmed on social media that this restaurant would shut down during the first weekend in September. Over the course of this final week, Bryan's Blue Plate will be open every single night. Customers will be able to get "crazy specials" every evening this week, according to restaurant officials.

This includes: three-dollar beer and mixed drinks. Bryan's plans to serve food "until it runs out" over the course of the final week as well.


In addition, the performers slated to go on this week which include Dry Run Creek, Nikki, Eva, and Shawn Sterr will all go on as planned. The final day that you can check out Bryan's Blue Plate is Sunday, September 3rd.

And what's up next for the owner once this restaurant closes?

Sink says that he will be "slipping quietly into retirement, and get back into painting pet portraits, and other commissioned work."

You can read Sink's full statement down below.

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