Bronco’s Vault closes in downtown Wilkes-Barre

Owner: Steakhouse has seen ‘good days and bad days’, but things ended up being ‘very slow’

WILKES-BARRE — A downtown restaurant will close permanently at the end of the month, and while it may be a sad time, the owner is hopeful for the future and encourages everyone to support businesses local.

Edilene Falcon originally planned to open Broncos Vault in April 2020, however, restaurant closures due to COVID-19 pushed the grand opening to June 2020. Unfortunately, a lack of activity led Edilene to decide to close just a year and a half later. , with December 31 set as the last day of activity.

The West Market Street Brazilian steakhouse has had challenges throughout its time, from high rent to a lack of convenient parking, she said. Falcon, which owns a second restaurant of the same name in Philadelphia, had “good days and bad days,” but things ultimately went “very slow,” leading to the decision to close.

Falcon employs seven people and Falcon said having to let them go is the saddest part. But she praised the area and its people, saying, “I would like to thank everyone in the Wilkes-Barre area for their support. Our customers have been great. »

While this business didn’t go as she hoped, Falcon encourages everyone to support local businesses and restaurants so that other business owners don’t have to go through what she’s going through.

Falcon, a native of Brazil who moved from Philadelphia to Kingston and recently bought a house, will wait until his children finish the school year before deciding what’s next. “One day at a time,” she says.

Although upset, Falcon remains optimistic and grateful for her opportunities so far. “My heart is full of good intentions. I came to this country and I love this country and I’m grateful to have these chances,” she said. “There is always something else. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions, but I know there will be something better.

There was no immediate word Thursday night on what might be next for the space, which Falcon has leased from Sam Syla. Before Broncos Vault, it was Vault Grill & Bar.