By Robert Haugh
The Fish Market Restaurant permanently closed its Santa Clara location on the El Camino Real.
“Ownership will begin the process to find a new tenant for the property and, sadly, the ‘big red fish’ sign will soon be coming down,” Dwight Colton wrote on the restaurant’s website. Colton is the company’s president.
In 1976, The original Fish Market first opened in Palo Alto. In 1979, the second Fish Market opened in Santa Clara.
The El Camino location introduced Santa Clara’s first oyster bar.
“Despite the progress made on the fight against the COVID-19 virus, there are still many lingering effects that have frustrated our efforts to reopen our Santa Clara location,” Colton wrote.
He cited an uncertain economy and labor shortages as major factors in the decision to close.