Bill Smith’s Cafe is permanently closing at 1510 W. University Drive, McKinney. The cafe’s last day of service will be July 31.

Bill Smith’s Cafe opened in 1956 and is now run by Bill Smith Jr., who took over the business from his parents. Smith Jr. is now retiring.

The cafe has evolved over the years, opening at first with one small room and a grill and seating for 40; it now serves breakfast and lunch with space for 200, according to a previous Community Impact Newspaper article.

Bill Smith’s Cafe’s menu includes items such as pancakes and waffles, eggs, fruit, biscuits, sandwiches, burgers, stew and chili. 972-542-5331.