Champps Americana located at 7880 Washington Village Drive in Washington Township has officially closed as of today. According to company spokesman Rick VanWarner, “despite our best efforts, that location just continually underperformed and as of today it is closed. All employees were given severance packages based on length of service with the company.” The 300 seat restaurant opened in the 1998 at a site that had previously been Damon’s Grill, which specialized in BBQ ribs.
According to VanWarner, this was strictly a business decision and employees were offered the option to transfer to other locations as available. The closing affected 4 managers and about 70 employees. Champps locations in West Chester and Columbus remain open.