It sucks when any loved business closes its doors but, in this case, there's a silver lining.

Big news hit the Rockford-area as one of its longtime bar and grills will be closing. Backyard Bar & Grill announced the closing of their Roscoe location after over 20 years in business.

In a statement on Facebook, the owner Richard Schmidt said this:

Our Roscoe location will be closing at the end of May. Opening the Roscoe restaurant was a great accomplishment and we are proud to have served the community for so many years.

The silver lining is Backyard's Loves Park location will remain open and all coupons, gift certificates and other promotions purchased from that location will be honored at the Loves Park location.

Backyard Bar and Grill opened its original Loves Park location in 1996 and the Roscoe location in 1999. And if you're wondering if the original location is in any sort of jeopardy, don't sweat it. Schmidty said, "Don’t worry, our Loves Park location is going strong and will continue to serve customers."


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