WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The popular burger restaurant White Hut in West Springfield abruptly closed its doors Friday night.

The restaurant posted this sign last night after closing at 6 pm saying they are permanently closed. White Hut a classic burger restaurant located on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, opened in 1939. They closed their other location that was in Amherst back in 2016 in order to focus on the success of the West Springfield location.

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On the sign that they posted on their door, they say that due to “powers beyond their control.” after more than 80 years they had to close.

We’ve made calls to West Springfield Mayor Reichelt who told us that he called to attempting to find out why the sudden closure and was unable to get any information.

Long-time patrons, such as West Springfield resident Robert DeMarco, are having trouble understanding why such a fan-favorite place could shut down without notice.

“Somebody called me last night and I couldn’t believe it, I had to come down and see for myself. We’re gonna miss it, a lot of people are going to miss it. I talked to like 20 people this morning they can’t believe its closed. The White Hutt is part of our life here, we’ve been coming here all our life, we’re gonna miss it.”

Robert DeMarco

DeMarco also said he was at the White Hutt just yesterday, and it seemed like business as usual.

Beyond the information on the sign, 22News has not heard from management yet on what brought on the sudden closure.

22News will update you on the latest once more information becomes available.