Seattle, Washington-based seafood restaurant chain Ivar’s is closing its Acres of Clams and Salmon House full-service restaurants on Sept. 28 until the spring.
The company said it made the decision with some full-service locations only doing "a small fraction of past business" in recent months with coronavirus concerns impacting foot traffic.
“Without cruise passengers, conventions, tourists, banquets, Sounders, Seahawks, and Mariner fans, and workers in the downtown offices, there are few people eating in our full-service restaurants," said Bob Donegan, president of Ivar's.
"We fear when the weather changes and the rains return, we lose outside dining and we won’t have any customers."
However, the company has seen increases in visitors to its locations in areas that are less reliant on tourists and commuters.
It said its fish bars on the sidewalks in front of each restaurant will remain open, as will its full service restaurant and fish bar in Mukilteo.
The company’s 19 seafood bars throughout Puget Sound will also remain open.