A current Baja Fresh employee says workers were notified just this week that the doors are closing by the end of the month. Now, they say many employees are scrambling to find new jobs. Some are going just across the street and applying at Firehouse Subs, where the owner says they are hoping they can help some of the employees out.
But Baja Fresh isn’t the only business leaving the Medford Center.
“Slightly disappointing, especially with several other businesses like the trampoline park closing recently, but I don’t think they’ll have much trouble filling it back up again,” Elliot Anderson, Medford resident.
The reason for the restaurant closing is unknown at this time. Baja Fresh has only been at the Medford Center for two years. When they close, the nearest Baja Fresh will be in Eugene, 120 miles away.
NbC5 reached out to Baja Fresh’s headquarters, the local restaurant and the Medford Center, but none were available for comment.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Originally from the Portland area, Anna is excited to explore Southern Oregon. In her free time, she can be found reading, running or watching sports.