VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Sunday is the last night of business for one Town Center restaurant and bar.
This comes on the heels of a deadly shooting near the business last weekend. Rashawn Dukes, 35, of North Chesterfield was killed. Five others were shot and injured.
Virginia Beach city leaders say they did not ask Guadalajara to close, but are pleased with the move to curb violence in Town Center.
It's a bitter day for customers and regulars of Guadalajara. Many told WAVY.com they don't think the restaurant should have to close because of the shooting.
The owner of the restaurant, Jerry Rodriquez, says it's unfortunate. The landlord of Guadalajara, Armada Hoffler, made the ultimate decision to close the restaurant.
"Do I think it's fair? I'm not going to use the word fair. But I think it was the right decision, I think it was. We don't want to add to the stress of Town Center with other bars around," said Rodriquez.
Rodriquez says that's not the only reasons they're closing up shop.
"I'm not going to pinpoint the shooting as the main reason," said Rodriquez. "We already had thoughts of changing the restaurant concept before the shooting."
The restaurant has come under fire for the recent shooting, and other fights. There was a shooting at Guadalajara in 2010 after Michael Vick's birthday.
The owner told WAVY.com he thinks Guadalajara got a bad rap for those incidents. He says the restaurant was safe and there was always security in the area.
"I think it's sad. I think that a drive-by shooting can happen anywhere. You close an establishment because it happened outside of it, I think it's wrong," said regular customer Melody Sumpter.
Rodriquez is currently working out a deal to open a new restaurant in Virginia Beach. He says he's not sure if his new restaurant will be in Town Center, but he hopes that most of his 40 employees will be coming with him.
"We're not doing nightlife anymore," Rodriquez said. "We'll probably run a restaurant. Once you take that step into the nightlife and more of the club that's when issue can occur."
Guadalajara once had several locations in Hampton Roads, but the Town Center restaurant is the last one.
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