It’s been a fixture in Torrington for nearly a decade, but now the Backstage restaurant has decided to close its doors.
After seven years on Main Street, the Backstage restaurant closed its doors Sunday night. On Monday, the windows were covered up as booths and tables were moved out.
“I was a little shocked to hear that. I’ve been there a few times over the years,” Kimberly Murphy, of Litchfield, said. “I always had a good experience. I’m sad to see it go.”
In a statement, on its Facebook page, Backstage did not detail the reason for the closing and only said they were proud of the restaurant they created.
“Mostly, we are proud to have worked with the 42 professionals who made their livings here at Backstage. While closing a business is never pleasant and brings its own set of challenges, our major concern at this time is for these great people,” Backstage posted on its Facebook page.
In an email to Channel 3 on Tuesday, Litchfield County Commercial said they were hired by the Warner Group to fill the space that was once occupied by the Backstage restaurant. Litchfield County Commercial said it is looking to fill the space with a restaurant that will work closely with the Warner Group.
Many locals told Channel 3 they are hoping the spot doesn’t stay empty for too long.
“I am very sad so I hope that something else better will come,” Torrington resident Vittoria Sabocchia said.
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