Parachute Inn in Walnut Ridge closing

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WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – The Parachute Inn in Walnut Ridge will be closing on Saturday, March 10.

The restaurant, dating back to World War 2, started as a little café, said current owner Doris Gusten-Evans. However, it earned its current form 14 years ago. Donna Roberts had owned the restaurant.

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“There used to be civil airplanes over here and she said I’d like to have a plane and they told her pick it out,” said Gusten-Evans.

Since then, the plane has served as the restaurant itself. That will end, at least in the form of the Parachute Inn, this weekend.

Gusten-Evans has owned the restaurant since 7 years ago. She said the airport is coming in to take over but the Parachute Inn name will leave with her.

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They’re open tonight until 8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 7:30 PM.

Photo by JoAnn Conley, Facebook, 2017.

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