THE Frankie and Benny's restaurant at Friars Walk will close by the end of the month, it has been revealed.
The American-Italian restaurant confirmed to the South Wales Argus that it will shut its doors.
The reason for the restaurant's closure is currently unknown.
Independent councillor Chris Evans said: "This is very sad news.
"My thoughts are with the loyal workers who will be affected."
He added: "There is a great unit available now and I hope to see a Newport independent business take it up."
The chain retains a restaurant in Spytty, Newport.
Friars Walk have been asked for a comment.