Boston Market closes Stamford restaurant

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STAMFORD — Rotisserie-chicken chain Boston Market has closed its restaurant at the High Ridge Center shopping complex, a move that reflects company-wide struggles.

Signs posted in the front windows of the eatery at 1081 High Ridge Road confirmed the closing, but they did not specify the reasons for the shutdown.

“Thank you for your support and patronage,” reads one of the signs. “Unfortunately, this Boston Market has closed. It would be our pleasure to serve you at one of our nearby restaurants.”

The signs refer customers to the Boston Markets at 1345 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich and 14 Danbury Road in Wilton. The company still has 14 locations in Connecticut, a list that also includes establishments in Fairfield, Stratford and Milford.

A message left for Urstadt Biddle, High Ridge Center’s owner, was not immediately returned.

In response to declining sales and a need to improve “long-term sustainability,” Boston Market CEO Frances Allen confirmed in July the closing of 45 restaurants around that time. Those closings equated to about 10 percent of the company’s brick-and-mortar network.

Boston Market’s departure leaves a vacancy between Starbucks and Rye Ridge Deli. The rest of the storefronts are occupied, with the exception of one other visible vacancy, between a UPS store and a Fox’s women’s clothing store.

Recent arrivals at the approximately 87,000-square-foot High Ridge Center, which stands a couple of blocks from the Merritt Parkway’s Exit 35, include a Restore cryotherapy and wellness center and an Orangetheory Fitness studio.; 203-964-2236; twitter: @paulschott