FLINT TWP. — After just 18 months in business, the Wahlburgers restaurant at the Genesee Valley Center is preparing to close permanently.
Last week, Wahlburgers announced that the Flint Township location will be serving up its final burger on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Restaurant owners provided a statement on Facebook, saying that they will be looking to move to a new location in the Flint area.
“We have loved being a part of this incredible community and we will miss serving you all at this location. But we’re not saying good-bye! We’re saying we’ll see you soon as we are actively searching for another location in Flint that will allow us to serve this wonderful community that we’ve grown to love and appreciate!
“Be sure to keep following us for amazing food and merchandise specials, as well as the wonderful surprise we have coming for all of you!”
Wahlburgers, a restaurant chain owned by actors Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg and their brother Chef Paul Wahlberg, opened its Flint Township location on June 17, 2019, with much fanfare and excitement. Over 200 customers lined up to get a signature Wahlburger on opening day, and many more flocked to the restaurant a week later when Mark Wahlberg and brother Paul attended the grand opening.
Before the state’s ban on indoor dining, the 3,600-square foot restaurant and bar had more than 80 employees. The Flint Township location was also the first Wahlburgers in Michigan to open outside the metro Detroit area.