An Altoona restaurant is closing its doors in the midst of a bankruptcy proceeding.
Granny's Family Restaurant, 613 Valley View Blvd., will close its doors at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Patty Sanders, who has worked as a waitress at the restaurant for 25 years, said she is disappointed the business is shutting its doors.
"I still am in denial. It will be a change.We have been so busy today," Sanders said Thursday afternoon.
Granny's Family Restaurant Inc. filed May 20 for Chapter 11 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jeffrey Deller on Thursday ordered the business' assets sold at a public sale auction Aug. 20. Fred H. Fall of Fall Liquidations was named the auctioneer.
Office and restaurant equipment will be sold.
The restaurant opened as a Perkins Pancake and Steak House in 1972 and became Granny's in 1982 when Lewis Makin bought out the remainder of the franchise contract from Perkins.
Makin's son, Bruce, who had been involved with the business since at least 1987, is the owner of the restaurant that is closing Sunday. He didn't return a phone call for comment late Thursday.
The Makin family also owned and operated a Granny's in Duncansville from 1975-87. The family, at different times, also had two Granny's in Johnstown and one each in Williamsport, Duncansville and State College.