Milbourn's Family Restaurant will be closing its doors in Faucett, Mo., on Sunday.
Rick Milbourn opened the family diner in 2008 at Farris Truck Stop. He said the restaurant has had some financial ups and downs throughout the years and was asked by the property owners to leave, terminating his lease. Mr. Milbourn admitted he had gotten behind in his payments to the truck stop's owners.
“I'm trying to make the best of it,” he said. “I don't know what to say. It's just so unexpected and I'm as caught off-guard as anybody.”
There are several employees at the family restaurant, including Mr. Milbourn's daughters and brother.
Mr. Milbourn recently opened a second location, Milbourn Food & Drink Co., 6409 N. Cosby Ave., located just off the 64th Street exit in Kansas City, down the road from Zona Rosa. That restaurant will remain open.
The owners of Farris Truck Stop were not available for comment Friday.
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