Eyes on Enterprise: Mark Allen’s restaurant in Peru announces Feb. 14 closing date

Owners are retiring

Mark Allen’s American Kitchen in Peru announced its last day of business will be Valentine’s Day.

The restaurant, 1402 Peoria St., has been operational for the past 16 years. Owners Mark and Ann said they will be retiring “to spend more time with family, visit New Mexico, do some fishing and have some really, really good times.”

They also thanked their customers for how much their catering business has grown.

“You were right beside us when COVID-19 hit and allowed us to survive when many could not,” they said. “You helped our catering business to grow to the point that we had to turn customers away. You have watched us grow and stood beside us the whole way.”

Customers still can use their gift cards. Mark Allen’s American Kitchen will be open Jan. 26-29; Feb. 2-5; Feb. 9-12 and Feb. 14.

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