COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Mousetrap Restaurant in Forest Acres is closing its doors after 40 years of service.

The restaurant sits in the corner of Middleburg Plaza Office Park off Forest Drive. Restaurant co-owner, George Floyd, announced the restaurant's closing in a Facebook post.

"Friends of The Mousetrap, I'm very sorry to say that due to circumstances beyond our control, the Mouse Trap has closed. On behalf of the entire Mouse Trap family we would like to thank our Family of Friends for your Love, Gracious Support, and Countless Amazing Memories! Words cannot express our gratitude.......Thank you all for a very special time and place!"

Dozens of beloved customers flooded the Facebook post with comments. Many were long time regulars, each expressing their sadness to hear about the restaurant's closing.

The Mousetrap opened in 1979 by Bill Jerry and his wife Elizabeth. It's website says George Floyd later became co-owner with Steve Gibson after growing up visiting the restaurant. Reports say it closed in 2018 but later re-opened.

News 19 reached out to the owners but did not receive a response.