BRATTLEBORO -- Another eatery near the Exit 3 rotary has permanently closed its doors, as the Friendly's restaurant at 1089 Putney Road served its final customers Sunday night.

Workers could be seen Monday morning clearing items out of the location and a sign was posted on the front door informing people that the restaurant has been shut down. The two nearest Friendly's locations are now in Keene, N.H., and Greenfield, Mass.

The Brattleboro location joins the ranks of Pizza Hut and Bickford's, which closed down franchises around the rotary.

A press release from the corporate office stated, "Friendly's in Brattleboro values its guests and thanks them for their patronage."