To quote a Montgomery Gentry song, Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse in Harrodsburg is "gone like a '59 Cadillac/Like all the good things that ain't never coming back."
The restaurant, which opened a little more than three years ago, closed unexpectedly Sunday night.
Country singer Eddie Montgomery, half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, posted about the closing on Twitter Monday afternoon, saying, “Unfortunately, we had to close the steakhouse. It was a dream of mine to bring something back to our hometown that we could all be proud of.
“I love where I live and will always try to support the community. I want to thank everyone for their continued support.”
The log restaurant opened in late 2009 and had a grand opening in September 2010, featuring country singer John Michael Montgomery, Eddie's brother.
In late 2010, Tracy Montgomery filed for divorce from Eddie Montgomery. The couple jointly owned the restaurant.
Area TV stations reported that she wrote to employees on the restaurant's Facebook page: "I'm grateful for all the hard work you've done and will cherish all the memories made. I pray that everyone finds a new path and your journey is successful. I thank you all for your dedication and apologize for the lack of notice and ask for your understanding, as this was not within my control."
The Advocate-Messenger newspaper in Danville reported earlier this year that new management was brought in late last year for the restaurant.
The restaurant was part of a 40-acre commercial development called Skylar's Landing, named for the Montgomerys' granddaughter. The development on Harrodsburg's south side has commercial lots for sale for future development.
John Michael Montgomery also had a restaurant, John Michael's Hometown Bar & Grill, that opened in 2005 in Nicholasville, but it later closed.