Wings restaurant in Rushmore Crossing closes

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - A popular grill and wing restaurant in Rapid City has closed; but it reportedly will reopen.

Native Grill and Wings in Rushmore Crossing is going through a major transformation.

The restaurant made a post on Facebook, stating that its Rapid City location would be permanently closed, and thanking the community for their support.

However, a sign on the restaurant door states it is closed for remodeling purposes. The restaurant's operations manager says the company notified staff in a meeting Sunday -- but assured them that they will be welcomed back when the doors open back up in a month.

He says the restaurant is coming back but with new changes, and that he's optimistic about its success.

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A Rapid City wings restaurant is shutting down after only about three years in business.

Native Grill and Wings announced the closure of its Rapid City site on social media Monday morning. “Effective Monday, August 20, 2018 this location will be permanently closed,” the statement said.

No reason was given for the closure. Most of the comments on the social media post were supportive of the restaurant but several stated service had suffered recently.

Native Grill and Wings was first established in 1979 in Arizona by a “native New Yorker” who bought a pizza restaurant. The company soon switched to chicken wings and then expanded into several states, including Texas, Illinois and Idaho. Earlier this year, the company bowed out of the Idaho market.