The Chili Dog Stand permanently closed Dec. 30, according to a sign posted on the window of the stand.

The stand has been serving the San Marcos community for 71 years, and according to the sign, the decision to close had not been an easy one.

"We hope that we have been successful in offering quality, homemade food and maintaining excellent customer service. Thank you for being a loyal customer to our company. It has been our pleasure to serve you for all this time," the sign said.

The Chili Dog Stand sold Frito chili pie, beef tacos, sausage wraps and chili dogs.