A little more than a year after the reopening of Charlie’s on Broadway, the new owners closed the longtime bar and restaurant, citing hard economic times in a letter posted outside the building.

Ken Bauer and Charles Quinn opened Charlie’s in 1976. The 39-year institution on Broadway closed down in early 2015, but was reopened by The Lodge Sports Grille’s Shawn Roten and other owners that December following a remodel with a changed menu.

The chain of sports bars filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for six locations last November, while still planning to open two more locations, according to a Seattle Times article.

Bankruptcy attorney Larry Feinstein, who represents The Lodge Sports Grille, told the Capitol Hill Times on Tuesday Charlie’s on Broadway was not determined to be profitable and was closed down for that reason. The sign on the building notes the owners’ one-year lease had expired at 217 Broadway E., and “economic factors of the restaurant industry” led to the closure on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Feinstein said Charlie’s on Broadway has no connection with The Lodge Sports Grille’s bankruptcy case.

“That was a different entity that was returned back to the landlord,” he said. “They operate like seven restaurants or eight, and the nonprofitable ones are, as part of the reorganization, are being returned.”

The Capitol Hill Times has reached out to Roten through Feinstein to learn more.