May 30, 2017 02:19 PM

The Daily Advertiser reported Tuesday that Guidry’s Reef, a seafood and steakhouse restaurant, quietly shut down over the long Memorial Day weekend.

The 1508 Pinhook Road restaurant had been open since 1978.

According to the story:

“Our customers didn’t know we were closing,” says owner Dennis Guidry. “Our family has a lot of health problems, and business has been a little sluggish. I’m basically ready to move on, have a little retirement. Others who worked there were ready to retire as well.” ...

Although Guidry acknowledges the slow economy and increase in competition, he says the decision to close was ultimately a personal one.

Read the full story here.

[UPDATE: ABIZ also reported today that Mellow Mushroom will shut down Sunday; KATC notes in a Tuesday story that Hurricane Grill & Wings on Ambassador has closed, and Country Cuisine will be out of business soon.]

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