Outback Steakhouse closes permanently in Sterling

The longtime Outback Steakhouse location in Sterling is no more. Signs on the door say the location is closed for good.

“This location is now closed. Thank you for the years of support,” the message reads, and goes on to encourage diners to visit the Leesburg and Herndon Outback locations.

The Outback in Sterling — located in the Potomac Run Plaza just off Route 7 — has been a staple of the community for more than two decades.

A dumpster outside the building is already filled with debris, indicating work is being done inside the shuttered restaurant.

It’s unclear if this means another tenant is headed in or they are just removing the Outback fixtures and furniture.