Snyder's Willow Grove to close after 77 years due to flooding

Snyder’s Willow Grove, a popular restaurant in Anne Arundel County that has been in business for 77 years, will be closing its doors, owners Vernon Snyder and Helen Snyder told ABC2 News.

The restaurant, which has created memories at wedding receptions, anniversaries and retirement parties, has weather its final storm.

Last week, pervasive flooding again shuttered the family restaurant, which sits on the banks of the Patapsco River off of Hammonds Ferry Road.

“And we haven’t even gotten to hurricane season yet,” Helen Snyder told ABC2 News anchor Jamie Costello by phone Tuesday night.

Vernon Snyder, 78, said “it’s time.”

He recalled back in 1972 when Hurricane Agnes struck, flooding the restaurant up to the second floor where he and his wife lived.

It’s possible the family will reopen another Snyder’s elsewhere, although that’s up for the younger generations to decide, Helen said. 

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