We live in the area and had no idea the Bean Palace is permanently closed. We went to the mill for lunch after church only to find out that the restaurant on the third floor is closed and there is now a carry out cafe on the second floor. We checked the web for the lunch menu before going and no where did it say the restaurant is closed. It did say they were taking a short break from August 15 to September 1. I guess they decided it was not worth opening back up. My advice don’t go to War Eagle if you are planning on eating something more than drive through or carry out food. If you are out for sight seeing it is a GREAT place to visit.