I grew up in Amherst, but I later spent nearly five years of my life in Hamburg. It was a great five years, not just because I enjoyed the area so much, but because it has such a great food scene.

There are plenty of great restaurants in the Village of Hamburg, along with the Town of Hamburg. One of the most popular places to visit over recent years was Major Tom's Drop Zone.

Sadly, Major Tom's closed its doors for good earlier this month, after a decade in business serving the community.

According to the Hamburg Sun,  the three brothers who own the restaurant officially retired and walked away from the restaurant industry.

The building that Major Tom's Drop Zone was in (on Camp Road) is being sold and the new owner will likely not be a new restaurant.

Major Tom's Drop Zone was a cool restaurant that honored the brave men and women who served our country and served up great Italian food and even a popular fish fry dinner.

The owners, Jerry, Tom, and Jordan Keira, wanted to spend more time with family and decided that it had been long enough.

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I respect the decision to walk away and spend more time with family since the restaurant business can be extremely hard on you and your family with long hours and not much time off.

I'll miss Major Tom's Drop Zone.

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