Walden Grille Closes Its Doors

The downtown eatery has served its final meal.


After 25 years in business, the has closed its doors for good.

Would-be patrons and passersby received the news early this week from a sign printed in all capital letters and posted in the restaurant's front window, reading: "WALDEN GRILLE IS CLOSED."

Co-owner Brian Jaymes confirmed yesterday the closure is permanent. According to Jaymes, the Walden Grille had simply run its course.

"Every place has its life expectancy," he said. "We just thought it was the best thing to do.

"We just thank everybody," Jaymes added. "But it was time."

The restaurant is currently for sale.

"I loved that place. It was the closest thing Concord had to a pub," said one patron saddened by the news of the restaurant's closing. "The Grille was my favorite drop-in-for-lunch place … [I] ate there almost once a week."

Do you have any memories of enjoying a meal or drinks with friends at the Walden Grille? Share your thoughts on the restaurant's closing in the comment section below.

Susan Hayes January 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Julie, This is horrible. Just saw the sign yesterday when we went to go to lunch. Hope you found something new. What about Jim? Susan Hayes
LC January 19, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Hey Julie, I was wondering why you gave us Mark's business card the week before the closing! I hope another Grille goes in so you can come back and make my martini's! We miss you already! Liz and the other Desperate Housewives
Nancy Fisher February 15, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Heartbreaking, but let's hope for the same outcome as when Harvest closed in Harvard Square. It reopened with the same name and even better food! Miss you, Jim!
Reggie February 21, 2012 at 02:24 AM
It was a great place, lots of memories . I feel sorry about it. I'll never forget the time that i spent there. Miss you folks!
Brian Comeau November 05, 2012 at 01:20 AM
They did not retire. I was the sous chef there and they just couldn't make ends meet despite trying there hardest and getting hurried in debt for us. I commend them for everything they did and am lucky to have such great bosses. Julie . Hope everything worked out for you.


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