Barnstormers closed

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A sign on the door of Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill indicates the establishment has closed. The group of local investors who operated Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill issued a press release saying they hope to find a new owner or company to "carry on the efforts to provide high-quality, homemade comfort food" at the restaurant's location.

Barnstormers Family Bar & Grill in Norfolk has closed its doors.

A press release issued by the group of local investors who operated the restaurant — which is located in the former terminal building of Norfolk Regional Airport — said the decision to close was made by the establishment’s entire group of investors and its board.

Visitors to Barnstormers will find a sign on the door saying the business is temporarily closed.

The intention moving forward, according to the news release, is to find a different owner or company to carry on the efforts “to provide high-quality, homemade comfort food in one of the area’s most unique locations.”

The group expressed its gratitude to the customers who had patronized the restaurant throughout the past 2-1/2 years.

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