Greek eatery Daphne's has announced that it's closed its location at 19th and S streets in Sacramento.
An e-mail to patrons from the franchise did not disclose the reason behind the closure.
"This location is now closed. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you at another Northern California location," the note said.
Calls and e-mails from The Bee to Daphne's corporate headquarters have not been returned.
Joe Sylvia, 63, frequented the restaurant about twice a week for dinner with his wife and often took coworkers there for lunch.
He learned the restaurant was closing while having lunch there Wednesday.
"The crew inside looked as if they were waiting for their last paycheck and made the announcement to us that Daphne's was closed and thanked us for our patronage," Sylvia wrote in an e-mail to The Bee.
Sylvia was surprised the restaurant closed, since it always seemed to be busy.
"I for one will miss this place," he wrote. "Good food, always fresh and reasonably priced and a staff of workers who were very pleasant and helpful."
The restaurant chain is a franchise. Two stores in Roseville remain open.