Sprouts & Shutters: Fremont Hooters To Close Feb. 24

Owners are looking for a new site closer to Interstate 880. A closing party will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24 for those who give a hoot.


The Hooters in Fremont will close on Feb. 24 as the owners look for a new site with better highway access, one of the restaurant's owner's told Patch.

"That location was underperforming," said John Trani, one of the owners of Hooters Bay Area, which also operates restaurants in Dublin, San Bruno, Campbell and Rohnert Park.

Trani said Sunday, Feb. 24, will be the last day for the Hooters at 3340 Mowry Ave.

The restaurant will hold a going away party from 2 to 5 p.m. that day to thank the community for nearly 10 years of patronage.

Trani said about 20 workers remain on staff. Others have drifted away since the company announced the shutdown about a week ago.

Trani said the Mowry site suffered because it was in an older part of town, and was a standalone location that didn't have the draw or vehicular access needed for success.

He had hoped to relocate at Union Landing in Union City — there were rumors swirling about possibly moving into the former Fresh Choice — but that deal fell through.

So the owners continue to scout for another site, ideally within 10 miles of the Fremont store, in a happening location with good highway access.

Where would you like to see a new Hooters?

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Talisa C. March 26, 2013 at 01:57 PM
@James- You fail to see Erika's point about what teenage girls wear? Therefore what they wear doesn't bother you. Which would clearly contradict your moral compass story. And that is far more disconcerting than where an adult woman chooses to work or what she chooses to wear. I think you're supposed moral compass is backward. As a parent I wouldn't let my daughter wear certain clothing. But I accept what other adult women choose to wear or where they want to work. It's our choice. Everyone has a different level of comfort. It's far better than being told what to do or what to wear. Wouldn't you agree?
John Washington April 01, 2013 at 01:13 AM
I bet it will be replaced by either an Indian or Chinese restaurant / buffet. :( They need to bring back some good old American cooking to this town and some better restaurants. Nothing but crappy restaurants around here
Ken Briggs April 19, 2013 at 02:18 PM
so where is the new place at now today ? they do not need to be around here , they can go to san francisco or downtown san jose by the new ball park area . or even by the oakland area ball park .
Ken Briggs April 19, 2013 at 02:19 PM
oh yes how about a hooter ,s cab service .
Paul Reddick June 07, 2013 at 08:42 PM
I sure do hope Fremont Folks and those in the surrounding areas like real Southern BBQ. I have leased that property for Smoking Pig BBQ and should be opening in a few months, if the city, county, state, federal governments say it's ok and i can get approval from the United Nations. You can learn more about us here: smokingpigbbq.net and here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/smoking-pig-bbq-san-jose Looking forward to being a part of the Fremont community. Paul


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