METRO PORTLAND, Ore.
(AP) No, not all the world.
The Portland store is going to be removed.
The store has been around since 1978 and is a favorite among locals for its large outdoor dining room, wide, colorful windows and outdoor patio.
It’s been the home of some of the city’s best chefs for decades, and is also known for its burgers, fried chicken and steak sandwiches.
A few years ago, the Portland Business Journal ran a feature about the company, which was acquired by Metropics in 2015 for $12 million.
The news of the store’s impending demise came as a shock to many of the employees who had worked there for years.
They were shocked to learn about the decision to close their doors.
“I think it’s just a sad day,” said one employee, who asked not to be identified.
“We’ve been here a long time.
I’m sad to see the store go.
It was a part of our lives.
We’ve worked there so many years.
And it’s all over.”
Metropic told The Associated Press on Thursday it has removed signs in the store that read “NO WHITE CARDS.”
“Metropics is proud to offer our loyal customers an exceptional selection of food and beverage and our wide selection of gift cards,” the company said in a statement.
“With the recent closure of our store, we will no longer be stocking our products.
We apologize to our loyal customer base.”
A message left with Metropos owner Matt Stapleton wasn’t immediately returned.