Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday: Richmond Road Location Closes

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The Ruby Tuesday restaurant on Richmond Road in Williamsburg has closed. (Gregory Connolly/WYDaily)
The Ruby Tuesday restaurant on Richmond Road in Williamsburg has closed. (Gregory Connolly/WYDaily)

The Ruby Tuesday on Richmond Road in Williamsburg has closed.

The other Ruby Tuesday location near Williamsburg — located in Monticello Marketplace in James City County — remains open. The Williamsburg location, which closed Dec. 15, has already been made available for lease by RJS & Associates, Inc.

A note posted to the front door of the restaurant offered little in the way of details: “We would like to thank our many loyal fans for their patronage and great memories over the years and would love to see you at our other Williamsburg restaurant.”

According to property records from the City of Williamsburg, the building that housed the restaurant was built in 1993. The land associated with the property — located at 1840 Richmond Road — is assessed at $1,070,300, while the building is assessed at $553,000.

An employee at the Monticello Avenue location said that store was unable to comment on the closure. A call and an email to the corporate headquarters of the restaurant has not yet been returned.

The first Ruby Tuesday opened in Tennessee in 1972, according to the company’s website. The company became publicly traded in 1996. There are now nearly 800 company-owned and franchised restaurants, employing more than 40,000 people.