Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen recently told me that the Rancho Cucamonga Indian restaurant Haandi had closed.
The news was a little surprising, since the restaurant was well-regarded, and even was voted the Inland Valley’s best Indian cuisine several years in a row.
In its place is Grill 8, which, according to its logo, specializes in beer, burgers and wings.
The last remaining San Bernardino Taco Tia, at 2535 Del Rosa Ave., closed earlier this year.
A banner has gone up at the former location indicating that The Flame Broiler will be taking its place.
GameWorks Ontario Mills has closed.
Twitter user @rialtus alerted us to the fact late Saturday night.
The location’s page on the chain’s website simply reads: “Our Ontario location is no longer open. Thanks for 20 GREAT years, see you when we return to Southern California!”
The Inland Empire’s last remaining Elephant Bar — at Montclair
Plaza Place — closed last month.
A moment of silence, please.
The Riverside Jason’s Deli has closed.
We were big fans of the restaurant, and appreciated its strive to use ingredients free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors and colors. Oh, and the free ice cream. In fact, we even named it a Dine 909 favorite.
However, I can’t help but feel that the location was doomed from the start.
You used to be able to shop at fresh & easy, but we all know how that turned out.
Redlands Long John Silver’s fans…you better get your share of chicken planks and hushpuppies now.
That’s because the longtime Redlands location at 1325 Industrial Park Ave. is set to close before the end of the month.
Longtime reader Carl tipped us off Monday night that the Victoria Gardens Toby Keith’s I ♥ This Bar & Grill has closed.
It’s just the latest of a string of closures for the chain, but whatever happened, happened pretty quickly: Yelp reviews indicate the restaurant was open Sunday night and the restaurant’s Twitter page posted a link early Monday morning to its now-nonexistent Facebook page.
A Love and Theft concert slated to take place at the venue on September 24 has been cancelled.
Other recently shuttered locations include Oxnard, Folsom, Syracuse, N.Y., Newport News, Va., Tucson, Ariz., Orlando, Fla., Woodbridge, Va., Orange Beach, Ala., St. Louis Park, Minn., and Houston. A Rosemont, Ill. location is facing an eviction trial in October.
The restaurants are operated by Phoenix-based Boomtown Entertainment.
I ♥ This Bar & Grill? Well…maybe not so much.