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Town House in Albuquerque is closing

The Town House Lounge and Restaurant at 3911 Central Ave. in Albuquerque is closing May 5 after 49 years on Route 66, reports the Albuquerque Tribune.

The Town House, which one of the city’s oldest steakhouses, also is known for its big steer on its roof. Here’s a photo.

It’s owned by George K. Argyles, who immigrated from Greece a half-century ago.

The restaurant’s time at the location is coming to an end, because Argyres said, he was unable to come to an agreement over his lease.

It will end Argyres’ nearly 50-year association with that patch of Central, tucked between Route 66 landmarks like the De Anza Motor Lodge and the Aztec Motel. […]

Argyres says there’s still a chance the restaurant – a family operation that includes his wife, Katherine – will be resurrected, along with the cow.

He knows the location, calling it only “somewhere between here and the mountains.” But he’s just not sure yet. He’s discouraged by modern-day regulations on people who sell alcohol.


4 thoughts on “Town House in Albuquerque is closing

  1. Deborah & Jack Willmas

    My husband I loved eating at Town House on Friday evenings. We enjoyed the NY strip (best anywhere!) and enjoyed and now miss, Freddy and his Hawaian dinner music!
    Hopefully the Town House will reopen closer to “the mountains” as we live between Rt. 217 and S-14 and it would be grand to hit dinner at the House before leaving the big city of Albuquerque.

  2. Anonymous

    It won’t happen. George didn’t lose his lease, only his desire to run a restaraunt. It now belongs to his brother after a lengthy legal battle that George initiated. It’s too bad he never mentioned his partner of over 30 years.

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