Nick Lachey's popular Cincinnati bar, Lachey's, has closed its doors following the tragic shooting of employee Ellie Richardson. As RadarOnline.com readers know, the female manager was shot in the face as she was leaving work on Thanksgiving night. After the horrific incident, the singer has decided to shut down his business.
"We regret to inform everyone that Lachey's will be closing its doors after Sunday, February 11th," said the bar in a statement on Monday, February 5.
"This week will be our last week of operations. Party with Nick and Drew at Lachey's one last time this weekend as a final farewell! We thank you, Cincinnati, for the memories that were made at Lachey's over the past three years," the message continued.
Lachey's bar will have its last day of operation this Saturday, February 10th.
The shocking closure, comes after the bar shared an initial statement regarding the shooting of manager Ellie Richardson.
"It's been a difficult week for the staff of Lachey's Bar as we struggle to comprehend the situation that occurred on Thanksgiving morning with our bar manager, Ellie Richardson. Elle was the victim of a random heinous act and was shot in the face after leaving work at Lachey's with fellow coworkers," they said at the time.
"We are humbled by the overwhelming amount of support from the community. The Lachey's and 4EG team is incredibly grateful for the generosity that has given us hope in the midst of a horrendous situation. We would also like to thank the Cincinnati Police Department, who has been working tirelessly to locate the suspect," they continued on their December 1 message.
Previously, Nick Lachey, 44, himself addressed the incident on social media, even writing on Twitter: "Ellie is the brightest light and she will find a way to shine through this darkness. Anyone with any information, help us find some justice."
A suspect eventually surrendered to the Cincinnati police, though he claimed he was innocent, and only gave in because he was accused by cops.
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