“A blight in the San Diego Gaslamp for 25 years, Dick’s has been obnoxiously serving customers low level bar food since 1991,” the report said without naming sources. “The restaurant reportedly called employees this weekend to let them know that they were closing as of this week and giving them information on when they could pick up their last check.”
On TripAdvisor.com, a customer posted: “This was….a fun place, if you like dancing on the tables and watching people make fools of themselves. Guess the Karma finally came. Closed them down!”A Wikipedia entry added: “The restaurant has its origins in the owners’ original opening of a ‘fine-dining’ establishment. The establishment was a failure, which resulted in bankruptcy. Rather than continue with the upscale restaurant motif, the owners retooled their efforts and decided to ‘go sloppy.'”
A woman’s voice message says at its phone number: “This location is now closed. We hope in the future you will visit one of our 16 other locations.” The nearest is Las Vegas.
According to Bloomberg.com, Dick’s Last Resort was founded in 1988 and is owned by a Nashville company, where it is based.
Craig Faggen is listed as managing partner and serves as chairman, CEO and president of Triton Pacific Investment Corp. based in Los Angeles.
Times of San Diego is seeking comment from the Nashville offices, as well as the Gaslamp Quarter Association.
Social media charted reactions:
Dick's Last Resort — Out pic.twitter.com/Ql5AesbVgE
— JK Sherman (@Ksherm7) October 18, 2016
Wow, Dick's Last Resort in the SD Gaslamp is no mas. Wonder what happened. https://t.co/TSHekEIAow
— David Alton Dodd (@DavidAltonDodd) September 26, 2016
— James Hickey (@sdentrepreneur) September 28, 2016
Whoa, no more Dick's Last Resort in the Gaslamp. https://t.co/eQpPnKHt8Y
— Tim Bennett (@the_timbennett) September 29, 2016
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