The Black-eyed Pea closed on Saturday, Jan. 2. Property owner Gene Street, who created the restaurant in the 1970s and sold it about 10 years later, retained ownership of the property and is creating a new restaurant there.

Dallas Voice photographer Chuck Marcelo went to Black-eyed Pea on its last day of operation and took these photos. Included is a photo of the restaurant’s three longest serving employees: Jose and Frank, who worked at Black-eyed Pea for 25 years, and Arthur, with 30 years’ experience.