UPDATED: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 10:53am
COLLEGE STATION -- A popular College Station eatery is forced to close its doors to make room for a student housing center being built in its place.
Lauren Holman visited the BCS hotspot today on their last day of business to find out what's next for the owners.
Hebert's has been dishing out Cajun cuisine for the last 20 years in College Station but today the popular eatery made its last pot of Jambalaya, for now.
"Two medium Jambalayas, extra spice."
That's because Hebert's is closing to make room for new development in the Northgate area, which has left a bitter taste in the mouths of some of Hebert's most loyal customers.
"Definitely sad that they aren't going to be in this great location anymore," said Andrew Jones. "It's just so close to campus, work and school and everything."
"I thought to myself when I heard that they were closing that it would just be a shame," added Mark Richardson.
Unable to secure a new location, the future of Hebert's was uncertain until a last minute offer by Village Foods in Bryan.
"The gentleman that owns Village Foods was kind enough to come by and offer us to share the kitchen over there until we can find something permanent," said Paul Hebert.
And while saying goodbye to the original location is an emotional one Paul's son, Mark Hebert, says they're fortunate to have a supportive community stand behind his family and their business.
"Even if we don't have a restaurant, we're going to be known and I'm proud of that."
Hebert's plans to be up and running inside Village Foods within the next two weeks until they find a permanent location.