NEW HARTFORD – A landmark local restaurant tells NewsChannel 2 it will be closing at the end of the month.
Zebb’s, which has been located on Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford for about 30 years, will close on July 28.
Owner Brian Bergeron tells NewsChannel 2 that national chain competition, the “stagnant” local economy, and the state’s increased minimum wage factored into his decision. He cited other recent local restaurant closures such as Kirby's and Outback Steakhouse as proof of the difficulties he claims companies face operating restaurants in the area.
Bergeron says the Mattydale location will remain open, and a couple of New Hartford employees will transfer there. He has owned the restaurants since 2006, when he purchased them from founder Richard Zdyb.