Everyone remembers their first job, right? Well, my first job back in high school was at a restaurant in the Bridgewater Commons Mall called McCormick & Schmick's. I was a hostess and my entire family found it so funny because I hate seafood. But the good thing was, I was just a hostess and the place didn't smell overly fishy. Overall, it was a great place to work and it was always busy, which mall restaurants usually are since they bring in so many shoppers. So, I was very shocked to hear that McCormick & Schmick's suddenly closed.

The chief operating officer revealed that it didn't have to do with business at all, but with the expiration of their lease. He said they're working to relocate their employees and find them other locations to work at. However, there's only one more McCormick & Schmick's location left in New Jersey and it's in Atlantic City. Good news is, there's one in Philly!

The good news is, McCormick & Schmick's is apart of a restaurant group named Landry's, who also owns restaurants like Brick House in Princeton (love that place) & Big Fish in Marketfair in Princeton which actually closed on New Year's Day. But, there are other restaurants in the Landry's group that they could possibly work at.

No word yet on what will replace McCormick & Schmick's in their Bridgewater Commons Mall location.

(Patch)