BLOOMINGTON — A downtown eatery, The Red Oak Comfort Food and Pie Co., closed its doors Friday.
The restaurant, 405 N. Main St., also offered take-out and delivery of pies and casseroles since it opened in the Twin Cities in early 2011. The business first began operation in 1970.
“After 40 years of continuous service, we’re sorry to say we’re closing our doors,” owner Trisha Nusbaum said in a brief statement. “We want to thank people who loved The Red Oak.”
Red Oak originally opened a restaurant in 1970 in Bishop Hill, a historic northwestern Illinois community. The Bishop Hill location closed before the Bloomington location opened. And until recently, Bishop Hill still served as the primary production facility for the restaurant’s local pick-up, shipping and delivery service.