After 54 years, Denny’s has decided to permanently shutter its only Oakland, California, location, citing safety concerns due to the area’s high crime rate, Fox Business reported Wednesday.
The restaurant closed on Wednesday afternoon and left a sign on the door explaining it would no longer be in operation because of a lack of safety.
“Denny’s has been honored to serve the Oakland community over the last 54 years,” it read. “Closing a restaurant location is never an easy decision or one taken lightly. However, the safety and well-being of Denny’s team members and valued guests is our top priority. Weighing those factors, the decision has been made to close this location.”
The note stated that some of the restaurant’s employees would be relocated to other Denny’s locations.