Low Foot Traffic, Down Economy Leads Cedar Lane Eatery to Close
Teaneck's Fish of The C’s has closed.
Owner Clark Loffman, of Teaneck, said the current state of the economy is tough on small restaurants.
“We had a nice following; it just wasn’t from a business standpoint economically viable anymore,” Loffman said. “Foot traffic on Cedar Lane isn’t what it used to be.”
On Tuesday, the restaurant posted a farewell message on its Facebook page.
"A lot of thought went into this decision along with many sleepless nights. Emotionally, it was a tough decision. Financially, it was the only decision," a post on the restaurant's Facebook page said.
The eatery has received an outpouring of support from fans on Facebook.
“It has been a great three and half years, and I want to thank all of you for your unwavering support of the restaurant,” the Facebook message said. “So, the next time you batter, dip and deep fry a Milky Way bar or a piece of cheesecake, need to warm up with some creamy New England Chowder, or just want a piece of fresh Norwegian Salmon Grilled or Blackened with sautéed broccoli and garlic, I hope you'll think of Fish of the C's and all the good times we had.”
Fish of the C's is the latest in a series of Teaneck stores to shut down. In January 2011, Cedar Lane's Animations closed after ten years in town. Kosher steakhouse Mabat, also on Cedar Lane, closed in March.
Boosting the town's business climate became an election issue during the recent township council race.