Without much explanation, the Houlihan’s in Weehawken, one the most popular chain restaurants in North Hudson, has suddenly closed to the dismay of staff and patrons alike.
“We made the difficult decision to close our Weehawken restaurant effective October 8th We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the community and our loyal guests for their support and patronage over the years,” a sign posted on their front door says.
“We hope to see you soon at another Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar.”
The restaurant, located at 1200 Harbor Boulevard, did not let their employees know today would be their last day until they opened for business today, according to sources familiar with the situation and several social media posts.
“I am really sad to hear about Houlihans. I love the restaurant as a customer and from my time working there,” a Weehawken resident posted on his Facebook page
“It is really sad that corporate just announced it was closing its doors with no notice to its employees, some of whom have been there close to 20 years. This is why people rail against corporate America. That crew deserved better. A lot better.”
Furthermore, the Houlihan’s Weehawken Facebook page has already been deleted and the location no longer shows up on the official Houlihan’s website.
A tweet from Houlihan’s responding to a patron said the location was closing due to “an ongoing dispute with the landlord.”
The Houlihan’s Corporation could not be reached for comment on Tuesday afternoon.
Unfortunately, as a result of an ongoing dispute with the landlord, we had to close the Weekhawken location, @ohMYitsjiax We hope that you will continue to visit us at one of our nearby locations.
— Houlihan’s (@Houlihans) October 8, 2019