According to a letter posted on the front door of ScupperJack’s, the restaurant has been closed due to health-related issues. Owner Jack Mendosa wrote in the letter that he recently suffered a bad fall, leading him to undergo surgery on both legs. According to Mendosa’s letter, he felt it was the proper time to end the 19 year-long restaurant at Nagog Park, not only because his recovery process might be lengthy, but also because of the hardships of the current economic climate.
“It has been a difficult few years with the economy and we have been hit hard; as so many of you can appreciate,” stated Mendosa in the letter. “We have struggled to continue to provide the level of excellence all of you have come to expect.”
House piano player at ScupperJack’s for many years, , was very sad when she heard the news.
“My heart is broken,” said Eaton. “I’ll miss everybody I’ve met there over the years. It is just very sad for everybody.”
According to Eaton, Mendosa was vacationing in Saint Lucia when he suffered the injury while hiking.
In the letter, partner/owners Jack and Chris Mendosa and Don Cernak gave their best wishes to the community for all their support over the years.
“To our staff and regular patrons, you will be missed like family,” the letter read.