The news was posted this afternoon on The Acorn's Facebook page. Julie Rahimi, the director of special events and marketing at the restaurant, confirmed the closing and said a full release with more details is in the works.
The restaurant will be reopen later this summer as a sports bar under the same owner, John Leonard, she added. The relaunch will happen sometime in mid-August.
Meanwhile, The Acorn plans to continue operating full-steam until June 4, including Mother's Day brunch this weekend. Rahimi encouraged the restaurant's fans to stop by to enjoy a meal this month.
Here's what the Facebook and Twitter announcement said: "We are sad to announce that after 8 1/2 great years, The Acorn Restaurant will be closing on June 4th. We want to thank our staff for all their hard work, and our customers for their support We will miss you! We hope to see you in the coming weeks."