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Well, that was fast.

Noodles & Co., a chain restaurant serving noodle dishes from all over the world, closed its location on 16th street.

The location was open less than 6 months in the new Legado de Ravel building at 16th & O streets.

By Thursday evening, the exterior signage had already been taken down, and a sign on the door read:

We're sad to say we're closing our restaurant in Sac Midtown. We have enjoyed serving all of you through the years and appreciate your loyal support.

A phone call to the phone number on their Facebook page goes to a pre-recorded message that says in part:

Thank you for calling Noodles & Co. This restaurant has closed. We have enjoyed being your neighbor...

The location has also been removed from the restaurant's corporate Web Site.

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Earlier on Thursday, Noodle & Co. reported a loss of $9.8 million for the quarter and told investors that they would be closing 16 restaurants by the end of the year. There's no word if this closure was one of the 16.

Despite the closing of the midtown location, fans of Noodles & Co. can still find the restaurant at Loehmann's Plaza, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove Citrus Heights, Roseville x2 and Rocklin.

Thanks to loyal Cowtown Eats readers for tipping me off to the restaurant's closure.

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