TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Lazy Toad, a Topeka American fare restaurant and sports bar, will be another casualty of the pandemic.

The Topeka business’s owner, Byron Todd Howell, announced on his Facebook page that he has decided to close permanently.

“Hi my friends… it is with a heavy heart that me and my family have decided to call it a day for good,” Powell wrote. “The Lazy Toad has seen many good times and some bad but after the last 2 years of difficulty we have decided to close permanently.”

The restaurant and sports bar combo cited the difficulties of staying open after a two-year pandemic that saw quarantines and a drop in people going out.

Fans expressed sadness in the comments of the social media post, but showed gratitude for, “So many great nights, so many great memories.”

The Lazy Toad is located at 5531 SW 22nd Place #2.