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Time’s Up for Du-par’s 24-Hour Diner in the Gaslamp

The eatery goes dark after just six months

24-Hour Retro Diner Du-par's Enters Downtown Dining Scene

Eater readers who went searching for pancakes over the weekend reported that Du-par’s Restaurant & Bakery on J Street was shuttered and a rep for the restaurant confirmed that it has unfortunately closed for good. When the 24-hour diner opened in the Gaslamp last summer, it was San Diego’s second Du-par’s. The company, which was first founded in Los Angeles back in 1938, launched a branch on Sports Arena Boulevard in 2009 but eventually sold it to another brand.

Times are tough for the long-running diner chain; earlier this month, Eater Vegas reported that its location in downtown Las Vegas’s Golden Gate hotel-casino shuttered abruptly, with hotel officials saying that Du-par’s had “struggled with payments over an extended period of time”, and another location in the San Fernando Valley closed last fall.

Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery

440 J St, San Diego, CA 92101

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