The popular Ocean Beach restaurant Shades has announced it’s closing at the end of the summer.
Shades Oceanfront Bistro, which sits along the beach at the end of Santa Monica Avenue, announced on its website that its last day will be Sept. 5.
After closing temporarily for a fire, Shades owners said that it received an offer by a prospective owner seeking to take over the eatery.
The restaurant has been in business for 13 years.
“We’re older. We’re tired, and the fire took something out of us,” the Shades’ statement read. “It was all just a little too much, so when we received an offer while we were closed, what we might never have given a second thought to, suddenly became an attractive possibility.”
The Shades statement said that the new owner plans to remodel the restaurant and open under a new name at an undetermined date. The new eatery also hopes to retain the same employees.