Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Rick’s Grill closes, but another business will take its place

Rick's Grill in Lightfoot has closed, but another business is set to take its place. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)
Rick’s Grill in Lightfoot has closed, but another business is set to take its place. (WYDaily/Sarah Fearing)

A staple restaurant in Lightfoot for the last several years had closed.

A sign posted on the door Rick’s Grill says the restaurant closed on Sunday, Aug. 18 because the owner, Rick, is retiring.

“We thank you all for supporting us,” it reads. 

The business, at 6380F Richmond Road, has been bought by Ernesto Martinez, who planned to open the restaurant within “a couple of weeks” of the closure, according to the sign.

“We hope that you will show him the same support,” it said.

Auditor Wendy Kurnas with the York County Commissioner of the Revenue Office said the new occupant of Rick’s Grill is Pizzeria Association Inc. trading as Larry’s Italian Restaurant.

A York County business license has been issued for the new business with an established date of Sept. 1.

On Monday, a work van was parked in front of the restaurant and work was visibly underway inside.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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