SAN ANGELO, TX – If you want a piece of history from Zentner's Daughter Steak House, you have until 5 p.m. Friday to get it.
Betty Zentner closed the legendary steak house Dec. 31 and is selling everything but the booths, tables and chairs.
All the wall decorations and Christmas trees and dishes and paintings are for sale.
As we reported earlier, Betty Zentner opened the restaurant in 1974 at 1901 Knickerbocker Rd. after her father agreed to make sure the Zentner legend would continue. John Zentner was there to make sure the same great steaks and hospitality were there for patrons.
Betty Zentner's eyes lit up while she talked about her father and the many restaurants he started including the Lowake Inn in 1946. Betty said John moved his family several times to open new restaurants in Lowake, Rowena, Del Rio, Buffalo Gap and Midkiff.
Zentner said the location will reopen after it is remodeled under new ownership. "I wanted to retire the name (Zentner) with me. That was my decision." Zentner said.
Zentner said it was hard to say good bye to her customers, many of whom became friends. Several local civic organizations have historically held meetings there including the Kiwanas Club, the Lions Clubs, the Tom Green County Bar Association and the San Angelo Pachyderm club.
The new owners will be announced at a later date.
The one-of-a-kind paintings on the walls will remain in the building.
The building is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday for the sale.