Why did this Detroit restaurant close after 36 years in business?


Detroit – The Rattlesnake Club restaurant in Detroit has closed permanently after 36 years in business.

“We are grateful for the support of our loyal customers over these many years. Most of all, we are grateful for the loyal service of our dedicated employees,” Vice President and CFO Mark Tuttle said in a statement.

The restaurant first opened in 1988. Tuttle said business was unable to recover after the COVID pandemic.

“Changes in dining habits, office footfall and traffic since the COVID pandemic have negatively impacted revenues. Private events, which have always been a key part of the business, have not yet recovered,” Tuttle said.

Tuttle said employees were informed of the closing on Saturday, June 29, and were offered retirement benefits.

“After 36 years, the Rattlesnake Club Restaurant will close permanently after June 28. We are grateful for the support of our loyal customers over the years. Most of all, we are grateful for the loyal service of our dedicated staff. These seasoned professionals’ focus on creating great food and outstanding customer service has been responsible for maintaining the restaurant’s reputation over these many years since it opened in 1988. Changes in dining habits, office occupancy and traffic since the COVID pandemic have negatively impacted revenues. Private events, which have always been a pillar of the business, have not resumed. Employees were informed of the closure today (June 29, 2024) and have been offered severance pay.”

Mark Tuttle, Vice President and CFO

Rattlesnake Club on June 30, 2024. (WDIV)

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