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Gatsby's Diner, which was once featured on Food Network's Diner's, Dives and Drive Ins, closed over the weekend.

Owner David Perez confirmed that Sunday was the restaurant's final day in a short interview on Saturday afternoon.

"We're looking to make a change," said Perez, explaining that he and his business partner are architect and engineers. "We're taking a breath."

Perez also said that in the future, they may look to do something smaller scale, possibly a food truck.

In 2010, the Sac News & Review's Garrett McCord gave the restaurant a three star review. "Gatsby’s accomplishes what any diner sets out to do: The servers are entertaining and professional, and the burgers more than meet expectations," wrote McCord.

Former chef and part owner Jerad Nutall told Cowtown Eats in Aug. 2013 that he had left the restaurant at the end of 2012.

I've eaten there only once (on a half off deal), and I thought it was a nice neighborhood diner. I'm sure those who live in that part of town will miss it.

Gatsby's Diner was located at 2598 Alta Arden Expressway.

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