More than a week after closing, much to the surprise of many in Diamond Bar, we're starting to get answers about the closure of the Denny's on Pathfinder Road.
Owned and operated by Homeground Inc. since 2003, the store was struggling, said Ritu Portugal, a spokesman for the company.
"The closure had become necessary as the restaurant was not performing up to our standards," Portugal said via e-mail. "As a precautionary move to ensure the continued solvency of the company and protect the jobs of all the employees of the company, we felt it necessary to close."
The chain restaurant had been a part of the community for many years. Many Diamond Bar Patch readers have posted memories of eating at the diner.
Work has started to renovate the building for a tutoring center.
Portugal said in the e-mail that the company was working to help all of the employees at the restaurant find other jobs.
"We have employed the help of staffing agencies, including WorkSource California and the Employment Development Department to help provide our associates with job transitioning, job training, and job placement opportunities, and have also welcomed them to apply to our affiliate entities and neighboring locations," the e-mail said.
When the restaurant closed, it pointed customers to a location in San Dimas. There are also two locations on Temple Avenue in Pomona: one at the intersection of Diamond Bar Boulevard and another across from Cal Poly Pomona.