"This is truly one of the hardest things I’ve had to post, but this week is the last week."
This week, the local wing joint, Wings Over Broadway, announced the official closure of its 8838 E. Broadway Blvd. location. Back in 2017, the restaurant expanded to this spot with the original location still intact at 5004 E. Broadway Blvd. However, that first spot has since been demolished, leaving the location near Camino Seco its sole restaurant.
The restaurant has gone through difficult obstacles over the last few years and it all eventually became too “much to overcome.” So, as of right now, the restaurant’s last day of business is Sunday, October 2.
“The only reason we have survived as long as we have is because of the truly great community,” Wings Over Broadway shared in a Facebook post. “We made a lot of great friendships and relationships over the years and we’ll never forget and will always appreciate all of you. So, this week, come in and say your goodbyes, eat all our food, and drink all our drinks.”
Additionally, with the end of every business, the employees can often be left empty-handed, but there’s an opportunity for the community to chip in.
“We will set up an employee donation box to help our great employees get by until their next opportunity. We will be cash-only this week to provide the most help to our employees. Thank you and I love and appreciate you all.”
So, again, lovers of local fried wings have the chance to stop by and order, donate, and share memories with the employees. Wings Over Broadway will be open until closing on Sunday, which is 7 p.m., but chances are they may close earlier than that — if they run out of food before then, that is.
“Over the years we have built the business, but most importantly we have built a community,” the wing joint shared in a separate Facebook post. “Those who know and come here as regulars know exactly what I’m talking about. We have customers who come to WOB not just for the food but also the interactions with our employees. We know customers by name and orders. So, please come in this week and get some great food while you can. Have a few drinks and share your memories with us.”
Speaking of memories, here’s a look back at that one time Jackie Tran attempted the “Afterburner Challenge” at Wings Over Broadway. Back then, the incredibly hot wings weren’t on the regular menu and you had to ask for them.
Wings Over Broadway is located at 8838 E. Broadway Blvd. For more information, call (520) 207-5883 or follow Wings Over Broadway on Facebook.