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Chili’s restaurant in downtown State College closes

Juan Anderson, of Pittsfield, Mass., sits outside Chili’s in downtown State College where he was set to meet clients for a business meeting Tuesday.
Juan Anderson, of Pittsfield, Mass., sits outside Chili’s in downtown State College where he was set to meet clients for a business meeting Tuesday. CDT photo

The Chili’s restaurant on South Allen Street appears to have closed.

The restaurant was dark and locked as of late Tuesday morning with “closed” signs added to the doors. Ordering on the OrderUp website is listed as unavailable and phone calls are answered with a recording saying “we’re sorry, your call could not be completed at this time.”

Last week, several employees who declined to be identified, said the eatery would be closing soon.

The restaurant manager, who identified himself only as Todd, declined comment when contacted last week. Chili’s parent company Brinker International Restaurants did not respond to requests for comment.

Stephen Morris, who owns the liquor license at the eatery, could not be reached for comment. He opened the restaurant in 1994.

There is no pending transfer on the location’s liquor license, according to the state Liquor Control Board’s website.

The Centre Daily Times emailed borough Manager Tom Fountaine a Right To Know request, for ownership information. The property is owned by Ed Davis Family Partnership, according to State College Property Data. Six Shooters Inc. is listed as the restaurant owner on borough documents from June 2014.

It is unknown what will take the eatery’s place.

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