The Elephant Bar Restaurant in Valencia will close Thursday, after almost 13 years in the Santa Clarita Valley.
UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 9 AT 2:50 P.M.
UPDATES WITH REASON FOR CLOSURE AND COMMENTS FROM VALENCIA LOCATION EMPLOYEE.
After almost 13 years in the Santa Clarita Valley, Elephant Bar Restaurant on McBean Parkway will close on Thursday because there is “not enough traffic to sustain the business,” a spokeswoman for the company confirmed Monday.
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The restaurant, which serves a wide range of cocktails, American fare and Asian fusion dishes, has 66 employees.
“We’re doing our best to accommodate the (employees) who’ve expressed interest in working in another one of our restaurants,” said Leslie Liberatore, spokeswoman for Elephant Bar.
Employees at the Valencia location were only given four days notice that the store was closing, said a waitress who would not give her name for fear of retribution.
Other local Elephant Bar restaurants in Burbank, Northridge and Simi Valley are also closing, Liberatore said.
These are among several closures across the country, according the the Elephant Bar Facebook page. Page administrators confirmed that locations in Stockton, Modesto and Rancho Bernardo would be closing.
For more information about the Valencia location or to visit them before they close, call 661-799-8640.
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