Food lovers in Binghamton are about to lose a dining option as another restaurant goes dark.

Bistro 163 owner Michael Astin said he intends to close the business this weekend.

Astin opened the restaurant at 163 Washington Street about three years ago. It's located just north of Court Street near the main entrance to the MetroCenter office complex.

A handwritten sign at Bistro 163 breaks the news of the impending closing of the business. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Astin, who was born in the United Kingdom, came to Broome County from New York City when his sister was a student at Binghamton University.

Astin said he's tired of snow so he's decided to move to Los Angeles. He said he didn't know what might happen to the space now occupied by Bistro 163.

The restaurant is scheduled to close Sunday or, Astin said, "when the food runs out."

Before Bistro 163 opened, the location had been home to Sip of Seattle cafe and the Courtyard Gifts store.

A view inside Bistro 163 on Washington Street in Binghamton on October 24, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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