BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – The TGI Fridays location in Boardman has closed.

Employees were told the restaurant would close last week. Monday was the last day of operations.

Severance packages are being offered to employees.

According to employees, the store manager said the rent had increased at the plaza, which forced the closure.

The closest TGI Friday’s locations are in the Akron-Cleveland area.

A call placed to TGI Fridays corporate headquarters was not immediately returned.