The iconic Horsemen Lodge in Doney Park has closed its doors. Since Navajo Gaming purchased the property, they arranged a lease agreement back in December of last year with the former owners to keep the restaurant open and staff employed. Unfortunately, the restaurant shut their doors due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic back on March 19th. Former owner Alvin Patel Holdings, LLC, and Navajo Gaming agreed to an early termination of the lease arrangement due to persistent expenses and the inability to generate revenue. Former owner Steve Alvin said “after being a part of this wonderful community for many years, it is with a heavy heart that we have to close the Horsemen Lodge Steakhouse. We appreciate the partnership and support that Navajo Gaming afforded us after their purchase of the property. Personally, I’d like to thank Navajo Gaming and its Board of Directors for offering employment opportunities to our outstanding staff. This was a great relationship and we continue to support Navajo Gaming’s efforts in building their connection with this community,” The restaurant has been a part of the area since 1975.