After more than seven years in Guam’s capital city, Proa will be closing its doors in less than a week.
Proa owner and executive chef Geoffrey Perez doesn’t want to think of it as an end, but the start of a new beginning.
Proa will be closing its Hagatna restaurant on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The Tumon location will remain open.
Perez said they’ve had many successes and memories at the Hagatna location.
“There were so many opportunities to meet people here. Our customers, their baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, all occasions were spent in this location and for that, I’m super thankful for,” said Perez.
Perez and business partner Christopher Bejado opened Proa in Tumon next to the Guam Visitors Bureau and Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park back in 2006. They opened the Hagatna location in 2012.
Perez would like to thank the local community and Guam’s visitors for their support of the restaurant and invites everyone to celebrate their final days in the nation’s capital.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for coming down,” Perez added. “Everybody from our military service men and women, our locals, our visitors, this has been such a main stay, and you know, landmark for people to come in and experience the Håfa Adai [Spirit]. Proa Hagåtña made a lot of memorable experiences for everybody.”