LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A popular eatery has decided to close its remaining Las Vegas locations.
The Florida-based restaurant Metro Diner announced Monday the closures of its locations in the Las Vegas valley.
As of last week, Metro Diner had two locations in Southern Nevada. One was on the west side of town at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Warm Springs Road, with another in Henderson on Stephanie Street.
The diner first expanded into the Las Vegas valley back in 2017 with a spot on West Tropicana Avenue, near Fort Apache Road.
The popular Florida restaurant chain was even featured on an episode of Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" before its Vegas expansion.
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However, Metro Diner representatives confirmed the Southern Nevada closures with the following statement:
We have made the difficult decision to close the two Metro Diner locations in the Las Vegas area. This is strictly a business decision due to the challenging nature of the Nevada labor market and is not a reflection of our teams dedication to serving the community. Nevada does not allow a tip credit for tipped employees making it very challenging to operate a profitable restaurant business. We understand that closing these locations in Las Vegas will affect the lives of our Team Members and we are helping them with this transition including severance packages.