FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) -- Patrons are looking for answers after a local restaurant suddenly shut its doors.
T.A. Restaurant in Fall River mysteriously closed its doors, and now hungry and confused customers are looking for answers to what caused the closure.
"Just trying to eat, coming up here, I've seen the place. It looks good enough to eat. Came here and it's closed," said Alector Tabares of Boston.
He's not the only customer confused about the sudden closing, Doreen Bain is a regular and shocked to hear the restaurant is not open for business.
"Me and my boyfriend come here to eat all the time. We've never had a problem. The place is immaculate, the staff is wonderful, the food is awesome," she said.
T.A. Restaurant's lawyer Bruce Assad says the restaurant voluntarily shut down and there is an investigation with the city. He would not comment on the reason for that investigation.
According to the Herald News , the city's Health Director, Dr. Henry Vaillancourt said they were alerted to a salmonella problem at the restaurant.
The restaurant's lawyer says they are taking all necessary steps to resolve the issues and they hope to re-open soon. Customers though, are hoping that happens sooner rather than later, "I'm surprised. I know the owner, he's a good guy. It's a great place to eat," said Fall River resident Jeff Heaberlan.
When Eyewitness News knocked on the door of the restaurant, a man came out and reported that salmonella was not the reason why they shut down. He also did not say when the restaurant was planning to reopen.
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