State Closes The Lob Steer Inn, Owners Expect to Open Again Soon
The North Carolina Department of Revenue has closed The Lob Steer Inn restaurant in Southern Pines and seized property for nonpayment of taxes, according to a sign posted on the front door of the business.
The state closed the restaurant Tuesday afternoon.
Business owners Barbara and Mike Gibson said today that they are working with the state to pay off the debt. They say they will reopen the restaurant Friday.
"It will be reopened," Barbara Gibson said. "If not tomorrow (Friday) than Monday at the latest."
Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Revenue said they believe the owners will take care of their financial obligations to the state and reopen.
The business, which is located at 625 SE Service Road near U.S. 1 North, has been an institution in Southern Pines for decades.
"We don't want our customers to think we are not going to reopen," Barbara Gibson said. "It's the Lob Steer, it's gotta be there."
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