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Now Denny’s in Oakland Is Also Shutting Down Citing ‘Safety’ Concerns

The closure follows new that In-N-Out and Sugarspun Bakery are also leaving Oakland due in part to crime

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The Denny’s near Oakland International Airport just closed for good.
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Paolo Bicchieri is a reporter at Eater SF writing about Bay Area restaurant and bar trends, coffee and cafes, and pop-ups.

As of today, there’s one less place to get a 1 a.m. Grand Slamwich in the Bay Area. The Denny’s at 601 Hegenberger Road permanently shut down on January 31. KTVU broke the news, and Denny’s provided a statement to both KTVU and SFGATE. “Denny’s has been honored to serve the Oakland community for the last 54 years,” the statement reads in part. “However, the safety and well-being of Denny’s team members and valued guests is our top priority.”

Staff at the Denny’s will be offered shifts at other locations in the area if they’re able to travel. The restaurant comes on the heels of other business closures around the Oakland International Airport, most notably In-N-Out, which is leaving for good at the end of March. Further into Oakland Sugarsweet Bakery also closed on January 31 due to “among other things, rampant crime, low foot traffic, and decreased sales.”

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