Well, it's finally happening, the sad day we thought was never going to come. Furr's Fresh Buffet off Loop 289, near University Avenue, is getting demolished and will be no more in Lubbock.

It was forced to close during the pandemic in March and said they were going to open once Texas lifted its mandate but that did not happen back in May when the mandate was 100 percent lifted. Now a year later from when it closed they are tearing it down.

You can see the video below of them taking it down a little before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022.

This means we will no longer have an option to eat their awesome all-you-can-eat buffet. This wasn't the only location in Lubbock. We did have two at one time, but the other one located across from the South Plains Mall closed back in 2019.

This problem obviously hit other cities as well because the last post they had on the Lubbock Facebook page was talking about the  Garland, TX location is temporarily closing.

We do know back in April 2021 the owner of Furr's Fresh Buffet filled for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the northern district of Texas, but that was the last thing we heard. We all kept holding out hope until we heard the sad news in March 2022 that they are taking down the building.

This is a sad day for the area because Furr's was an iconic name around the area, a restaurant people loved going to. Furr's first opened in Hobbs, New Mexico in 1946, back then known as Furr's Cafeteria. The company opened a pie shop in Lubbock in 1969.

Iconic Lubbock Businesses That Have Closed Over the Years

Throwback: See Texas Tech in 1947