Stella's Restaurant will not exactly be closing its doors at its current location as some had expected. Instead, they will be transitioning to new ownership at 4646 50th Street in Lubbock after today.

The owner of Stella's, Billy Rizzo, plans to reopen at a new location soon, we were told by the restaurant. The new owners of the location, however, will be transitioning to new recipes and eventually changing the name of Stella's to Parma Italian Restaurant.

Stella's Restaurant has been a landmark for fine Italian dining in Lubbock since 1998. According to Stella's website, the original location opened on 14th Street across from Texas Tech University. Three years later, the restaurant was renovated and moved to its current spot at 50th and Utica.

The owner of Stella's, however, expects to reopen the business at a new location in the beginning of next year. That location has not yet been announced.

You can follow this link to their Facebook page for some of their latest news! We look forward to seeing them reopen soon!