JAMESTOWN – Jimmy’s Family Restaurant in Brooklyn Square is closed for business.
That’s according to a post from the business’s Facebook page, which announced over the weekend that the restaurant was closing immediately.
The restaurant, which was opened at the start of August at the former Friendly’s restaurant location on S. Main Street, wasn’t even opened for three whole months before making the decision to close.
The business was owned by city resident and current Jamestown Development Director Vince DeJoy, who said in July that he decided to open the business after meeting and talking with the former Friendly’s manager Marcy Parenti. The two said they wanted to focus on opening a business that had similar menu options as Friendly’s.
DeJoy invested much of his own capital into reopening the business. He also took out a 7-year, $55,000 loan from the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency’s Revolving Loan Fund in June.
In it’s message on Facebook, the restaurant said it appreciated the patronage it had received from customers and also grateful to the staff.
“We are sorry to announce that Jimmy’s is closing effective immediately. We appreciate the patronage we have received from so many great customers. We are also so grateful to our staff who worked so hard. We gave it a shot,” the restaurant stated in its final Facebook post.
The restaurant had worked out a deal with the property owner to rent the space on a monthly basis, meaning the property never changed hands when transitioning from Friendly’s to Jimmy’s.
The Jamestown Friendly’s was closed without warning, along with 23 others in five states, earlier this year.