The end of the Lion's Den

The Calgary Eyeopener's Kirk Heuser catches up with Enrico Festa, owner of the iconic family restaurant, The Lion's Den. It's shutting its doors for good after closing during the June floods.

Landmark Calgary restaurant on 17th avenue will not reopen

The iconic Lion's Den restaurant across from the Saddledome closes down. 2:11

The Lion's Den restaurant on 17th avenue southeast is shutting its doors.

Located just across from the Stampede grounds, the restaurant was a popular spot for Calgarians for nearly 40 years.

Now, after being closed since June due to flood damage, the Lion's Den will close for good.

The Calgary Eyeopener's Kirk Heuser spoke to Enrico Festa, owner of The Lion's Den, about the end of an era.