Three west side restaurants close doors unexpectedly

A mystery yet to be solved on the west side, as another three restaurants close their doors within weeks of each other, and several people are unsure as to why.

"I don't know why this happens on the west side," said Mary Schoettlin of Evansville.

Firehouse Subs on the west side closed its doors on Monday, right after the west side Bob Evans and Spuds 'N Stuff called it quits suddenly.

The closings took regular west side lunch goers off guard.

West sider Susie Hawes said “I went to Bob Evans to get a gift card and the girl said we don't have anymore, and I said when are you going to get any in, and she said we're not, were closing, and I said really?”

"We have such a good population of people here that seems like it should last,"said Schoettlin, “We have all these students out here, you know, that should keep these restaurants going so I don't understand it.”

A former manager at one of the restaurants who doesn't want to be named says he thinks there will be more closings to come.

The manager tells Eyewitness News he thinks the location, being off the Lloyd Expressway, with its higher speed limit deters Tri-Staters from stopping by.

He says traffic was surprisingly slow outside of his former restaurant, which contributed to their slow business.


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