We have seen the fall of many players this past year. The restaurant biz is tough to tackle. Some businesses catch on, while others fall just short.

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Let’s take a look at some of the more shocking local restaurant closings from the past year. Click the title of each restaurant to read the more in-depth story of each closing.

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    Juddy’s Place – Route 7 near Danbury/Ridgefield

    Juddy's Place, once known as Triangles, closed its doors after about a year of operation. We'll miss the live music and pub vibe.

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    Denny's - Waterbury

    Another cheap, convenient eatery shut for good. Now how will we get free breakfast on our birthdays?!

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    Rizzuto's - Bethel

    This Italian Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen and Bar has closed after 15 years!

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    1st and 10 – New Milford

    1st and 10 Sports Bar & Grill closed down after a 9-year run.

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    189 Sports Café – Brookfield

    189, across from Costco in Brookfield, closed this past summer. Keep an eye out for the new "Market Place Tavern" allegedly taking its place.

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    Proof - Bethel

    Proof gave us a great taste of what it had to offer and unfortunately left as quick as it came.

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    Friendly's - Danbury

    A childhood favorite is gone!

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    Hunt Hill Farm “The Silo” – New Milford

    A New Milford treasure has gone under...

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    Botsford Drive-In - Newtown

    This Newtown landmark endured the test of time with 40 years of service before its closing.

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    Golden Corral - Milford

    The only Golden Corral in CT closes.