Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant at Franklin Park Mall closes

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A spokesperson for Franklin Park Mall confirms Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant has closed.

Justin O'Driscoll, director of operations at Claddagh Irish Pub, says the restaurant's lease was up and Claddagh chose not to renew. He says the mall found a new tenant and the pub shut down Tuesday night.

O'Driscoll tells 13abc there were about 35 employees that worked for Claddagh in Toledo. He says the company is working to help them find new jobs and is asking anyone hiring in the restaurant business to reach out by calling Claddagh or emailing the restaurant.

He also says that all gift cards, partial or full, will be refunded or can be used a other Claddagh locations. For refunds, guests should contact the head office at 440 349 6400.

The spokesperson for the Franklin Park Mall says that Black Rock Bar & Grill will begin renovations soon with an anticipated opening date of summer 2018.