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It was once one of the most popular restaurant chains in the country.  It was a cool place to meet friends and maybe watch the game.... how times change.  TGI Friday's announced this week that they are closing 36 underperforming locations across the country.

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Ironically, Friday's stated in a press release that the closings were part of "the brand's ongoing growth strategy."  The company also announced that they were selling off eight previously corporate-owned restaurants in the northeast to its former CEO Ray Blanchette.

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Here are the locations Friday's recently closed:

California

Fresno,  E. Hendon Ave

Colorado

  • Longmont: 125 Ken Pratt Blvd
  • Denver: 8104 Northfield Blvd

Connecticut

Newington: 3025 Berlin Turnpike

Florida 

  • Ormond Beach: 24 Ocean Shore Blvd. 
  • Royal Palm: 580 N. State Road 7 

Massachusetts 

  • Berlin/Marlborough: 601 Donald Lynch Blvd. 
  • Danvers: 49 Newbury St. 
  • Dedham: 750 Providence Hwy 
  • Seekonk: 1105 Fall River Ave. 
  • Mansfield: 280 School St. Suite A100 
  • North Attleboro: 1385 S. Washington St. 

Maryland 

  • Columbia: 8330 Benson Dr. 
  • Bowie: 15207 Major Lansdale Blvd. 

 

New Hampshire 

Amherst: 124 NH-101A Ste. 28 

 

New Jersey 

  • Eatontown: 180 NJ-35 Ste. 6000 
  • Hackensack: 411 Hackensack Ave. 
  • Iselin/Woodbridge: 401 Gill Ln. 
  • Wayne Town Center,: 71 Route 23 South 
  • Marlton: 970 Rte. 73 N. 
  • Princeton: 3535 US-1 #275 
  • Springfield: 40 US-22 

 

New York 

  • Albany: 1475 Western Ave. 
  • Bay Shore: 1725 Sunrise Hwy. 
  • Hauppauge: 3045 Expy Drive N. 
  • Massapequa: 5204 Sunrise Hwy. 
  • Woodbury Township: 5 Centre Dr. 

 

Pennsylvania 

Willow Grove: 2500 W. Moreland Rd. 

Four Locations in Texas Were Closed

The 4 Texas locations that closed are:

  • Corpus Christi, TX: 5217 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
  • North Arlington, TX: 1524 N Collins Street, Arlington, TX 76011
  • Houston Alameda, TX: 12895 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77034
  • The Woodlands, TX: 1105 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Virginia 

  • Springfield: 6751-B Frontier Dr. 
  • Woodbridge/Potomac Mills: 13237 Worth Ave. 
  • Fredericksburg: 1160 Carl D Silver Pkwy 
  • Manassas: 7401 Sudley Rd. 

The only remaining location in Louisiana is in Harvey, at 1201 Manhattan Blvd. The last location in Shreveport that was located on Youree Drive closed in July of 2017.  You also might remember there was a TGI Fridays location downtown back in the 70's in the current Blind Tiger location before it became Chelsea's in the Square.

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