While many SouthCoasters were hitting the beach and backyard barbecuing this past weekend, the owners of Liberty & Union Ale House were making some tough decisions.

The Trescott Street eatery in Taunton has been serving traditional American cuisine to diners for seven years but has decided it's time to call it quits.

Not completely, though.

WBSM-AM/AM 1420 logo
Get our free mobile app

In a recent Facebook post, Liberty & Union owners Chris and Kari Coute announced that on Sept. 15 they will close the doors to the popular pub for good.

In their lengthy letter to Liberty & Union fans, Chris and Kari talked about the number of hours they've put into their restaurant over the last seven years and just how much time Kari in particular has given to running things smoothly.

One can only assume the pair are ready for a break from their hectic schedule and are closing to give themselves that break.

No fear for those worried about losing a great place to eat in Taunton, however. Chris and Kari have already leased Liberty & Union's space to an experienced restaurant group that will have a new restaurant open by early 2024.

In the meantime, you've got about a week to head to Taunton to check out Liberty & Union again or for the very first time.

For those with gift cards to use up, you can use them at Liberty & Union until Sept. 15. Cards will be honored at their sister restaurant, The National Charter 957, in downtown Taunton after that.

How Many of These Iconic Mall Food Court Restaurants Do You Remember?

From retro favorites to the icons that are still serving customers today, take a walk down memory lane with our roundup of the most iconic mall food court restaurants of the '80s and '90s.

Nine SouthCoast Restaurants We Miss That You Might Miss Too

There have been many great restaurants on the SouthCoast that have come and gone over the years, but here are nine we wish we could visit just one more time.

25 New Bedford Bars That Are No Longer Here, But That We'll Never Forget

From 908 to the Regal Beagle on Acushnet Ave, these are the bars that are no longer with us but never forgotten.

More From WBSM-AM/AM 1420