Popular Wilmington restaurant Bon Appetit to serve up its final meals

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A popular restaurant and catering business that has been a Wilmington staple for more than two decades is closing its doors.

Bon Appetit on Carolina Beach Road has been around for 22 years and was featured on the Food Network back in 2004.

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Owner Claudia Costa says Friday will be their last day in business.

Costa took over the business after her husband Eugene passed away three years ago and she says it’s time to move on.

She says she knows her husband would be proud of what she and her daughters have done.



“I’m very proud of what I did for my husband, carrying on his legacy,” said Costa. “But it’s time for me to let it go and enjoy my life as my husband would want me to. So I thank all my loyal customers and clients for giving me the opportunity to serve everybody.”

Costa says she plans to move to Florida to be closer to her daughter and granddaughter.

A new catering business will move into the space.