Following some recent searches on Google and the site, I did some digging and found out the Majors, a long time restaurant holding at the corner of CR-42 and Galaxie is now closed in Apple Valley. Owned by Premier Restaurant Group who also owns Stella’s Fish Cafe and the Molly Cool’s Seafood Tavern chain, this location had been open for at least four years but couldn’t compete with the likes of newcomer Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon.
After seeing the searches I checked their website which is empty, their Facebook page which you can still access via Facebook search (and which is riddled with spam and has been completely unused since 2009) but accessing directly just gives you a redirect back to your main page, and their phone which was only being answered by their answering machine. I sent me wife out to check the building which was indeed closed up tight on a Friday afternoon at lunch time.
Notes on the door include:
Out of business.
Apple Valley fundraiser canceled, sorry. No notice was given. Arrived and doors were locked.
Note retirement party for Judy moved to Enjoy!
There was an important notice from Dakota Electric slid under the door but being that there were lights on inside and their answering machine picked up it appears they still have their electricity on.
I recently spoke with a local restaurant owner who mentioned that Majors Sports Cafe was not doing well with the direct competition from sports bar juggernaut Wild Bill’s. Rumor has it that Wild Bill’s is so successful that they plan to open several new locations around the metro soon. I was told Maple Grove was one of those locations. My calls to Wild Bill’s about their expansion plans, if any, were not returned.
What do you think about Majors Sports Cafe closing? It was the most successful restaurant to open up in that keystone space in the Fischer Market Place right across from the Apple Valley mayor’s home office? What positive spin will she deliver on this closure? What restaurant would you like to see take over that cavernous space? Whatever you have to say about Majors in Apple Valley closing go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.