BANGOR, Maine — The Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the Bangor Mall has closed, but the one in Brewer remains open, a receptionist said Monday.
“They have closed. They put a sign in their window yesterday,” James Gerety, the mall’s general manager, said Monday. “That would be the time we found out.”
The sign tells customers that the chain’s Bangor location has closed and suggests going to the Brewer location instead.
Restaurants in South Portland and Biddeford also appear to have been permanently closed over the weekend.
Ruby Tuesday announced last week that it planned to close 95 of its more than 700 restaurants nationwide by September but did not specify which ones would be shuttered. There had been 10 Ruby Tuesday restaurants in Maine, according to the company’s website.
The casual dining chain, whose shares had fallen about 44 percent in the past 12 months, sold its Lime Fresh Mexican Grill brand in June.
The Ruby Tuesday restaurants in Waterville, Augusta, Auburn, Topsham, Westbrook and Presque Isle remain open.
Gerety said the Bangor location was still being leased at the time of the closing, but he declined to say how much time was left on the lease. Once the mall takes over the space, it will try to turn it over to another restaurant, according to the mall manager.
Messages left for Ruby Tuesday corporate officials on Monday were not immediately returned.
Reuters and BDN writer Nok-Noi Ricker contributed to this report.
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