They opened as "Bata's" in 2012, and now the owners of of a NewBo eatery have decided to close their doors.

The restaurant, which later came to be known as Betas, located at 1006 Third St. SE posted a message on Facebook recently. The message said, in part:

"It is with the utmost appreciation for what our guests have done for us since we opened in 2012 that I must inform you that Betas service in Cedar Rapids and the NewBo District is over"

Owner Joel Kane told the Gazette he is closing in NewBo but will soon be opening a new restaurant in his hometown of Marion, next to Uptown Snug at 760 11th St. It will focus on "high-end cocktails and high-quality Iowa comfort food". No word as to when the new restaurant in Marion will open.

Best of luck to the management and employees of Betas and the future proprietors of the NewBo restaurant's current location.

[Via Gazette, Betas Facebook page]