Folks who wanted to eat at Blackfinn Ameripub at the Markets of Town Center on Monday walked away disappointed after they learned that the eatery closed its doors for good.

They were met with a sign on the door that said: "Blackfinn is permanently closed."

On Monday, furniture was seen being taken out of the restaurant, but no employees were in sight, according to our news partners, the Jacksonville Business Journal.

"Surprised. I was very surprised," said Javonne Kitchen, who booked a reservation with the restaurant Saturday night. "We talked to the manager numerous amount of times. We even had a contract saying we're going to have an event here Nov. 3. No one told me they were going to be closed."

An email from the restaurant's representative says, "Our location in Jacksonville closed its doors indefinitely this morning ... We will miss serving the Jacksonville community!"

An employee told First Coast News that they weren't given any notice about the closure.

"One of the bartenders showed up for his shift and the doors were locked," the employee said in a statement.

Blackfinn's Facebook and Twitter accounts have since been deleted.

Records from the company's website show other locations in the past year have closed as well.

Two years ago, the restaurant was first struck with bad news after a 34-year-old man, identified as David Davoli, was found dead in the restaurant's bathroom from an apparent overdose.

Blackfinn opened up back in 2010, offering customers a wide selection of brunch, lunch and dinner items.