La Bove Grande’s Exit

Social media chatter was active saying that the La Bove Grande Restaurant would be sold and used for the site. At this point, this is just a rumor. (Photo by Jason Allentoff)

LAKEHURST – It’s doors have been closed for a couple weeks, so the announcement didn’t come as a surprise.

La Bove Grande Banquet and Circle Landmark Restaurant has shut its doors, permanently, after 30 years.

The Bove Family issued this statement Thursday.

“…We have officially closed our doors and we couldn’t have made it such a success without all of your loyalty and memories that we have created with you. As this bittersweet moment has come to an end we will never forget the fun times, all of the families that became our friends, the weddings we have celebrated, holidays spent with you, New Year’s we rang in, and children we have seen grow up. This may be the end of La Bove Grande but the memories will last a lifetime as we close the doors to the laughter, tears and relationships these walls will hold and instill in our hearts forever. Not only did we have the best clients but we have held an incredibly hard working and dedicated staff who we have greatly appreciated every day! May you all continue to share your memories for years to come that we have helped to create, and we humbly THANK YOU. God Bless, and for the last time …Thank you for joining us at La Bove Grande.”

As of press time, there has been no official word on what will become of the location. No paperwork has been filed with the borough.