UPDATE: On Oct. 31, Brandon updated Facebook to announce their closing.
“Hey guys and dolls, Brandon here. Its with a heavy heart that I post this. Tomorrow will be Bee Bop’s last day, we will be closing for good after that. I wanted to thank every one of you for letting us feed you, get to know some of you, and allowing us to be downtown for the last 8 years. We will miss seeing you guys, talking to you, and cooking for you. Thank you so much for all the support you’ve shown us. We will treasure that a long time. Goodbye Owensboro, we love you guys.”
Donna Johnson, owner of Bee Bops, a classic diner-style restaurant on 2nd Street, has decided to sell her restaurant.
“I would hate for the downtown area to lose this place but I can no longer do it,” Johnson said. “I have some health issues that I can’t put off any longer, so if I can’t sell, I will have to close the doors.”
Donna Johnson and her son, Brandon Johnson, purchased Bee Bops in October 2016. Donna said she is sad that she has to sell Bee Bops, which she says is a wonderful location and has amazing customers.
The Johnsons bought the restaurant from Samantha Ellison, who opened Bee Bops in May 2010. Ellison was forced to sell the business after a divorce and relocation.
The Johnsons rent the building housing Bee Bops, so the sale includes the business and all of the equipment inside the restaurant. So far, Johnson has had five parties interested in the business, but no offers have been made.