For many years, if you were downtown, shopping or, meeting friends, chances are you stopped in to Muio’s restaurant for a quick bite. The well known eating establishment has been serving up its famous broasted chicken and steak dinners in Sault Ste. Marie since 1961.
Today, news is breaking that the restaurant has closed its doors. Saultonline.com continues to work on confirmation of the closing.
Sources tell us that staff were recently informed of the closure and now, when calling the number that has been the same for so long, a pre-recorded message informs that the phone line to the restaurant has been disconnected.
The owner, Rob DiRenzo, posted a message on Facebook on July 22 explaining that the restaurant will be temporary closed, “Thank you everyone for your concern and kind words. We are temporarily closed, but will be re opening soon.. My staff has been absolutely amazing and they are ready to get back at it..and knowing them it will be sooner than later.”
However SaultOnline.com has learned the closure is may be permanent, according to staff who told sources that DiRenzo has not been seen at the restaurant for a long time.
Attempts to contact the owner for comment have been unsuccessful.
The restaurant was started by brothers, Pat and Carmen Muio. After a few years, some partners were added to the mix, one being Rocco DiRenzo.
Rocco DiRenzo took over the business in the 1980’s with his wife Linda. Youngest son, Robert took over the business in 1997.