Owners of the German restaurant The Hofbrauhaus, a West Springfield institution since 1935, announced Wednesday, that they will close the doors for good on April 1, .
Thanking customers for supporting the landmark eatery at 1105 Main St. for the past 83 years, Liz and Joe Stevens said on Facebook, "No, this isn't an April Fool's joke,"
"We thank everyone for their patronage and support over the years, but we are ready to move on and make some big, wonderful, exciting; and maybe a little scary; changes in our lives," the owners said.
"We will be exploring our options in the coming months and will keep you all posted when we have more 'important news' to share. But for now, all we can say is 'Auf Wiedersehen!'"