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Four, count' em, four.

Closings in December are rare - it's traditionally one of the busiest months of the year - but...

Today was the finale of the Center City location of Ted's Montana Grill, just shy of its seventh anniversary at Broad and Spruce Streets. That location previously was home to two much-shorter-lived enterprises in the pre-Kimmel Center era, Avenue B and Joseph's on the Avenue. Ted's Warrington location is still open.

There's now a for-rent sign at 501 Fairmount Ave. on the edge of Northern Liberties, where Lafayette Bistro stood for two years.

Aromatic House of Kebob at 113 Chestnut St. buttoned up tightly a couple of weeks ago.

And Saturday, Dec. 31 is indeed the last night for the Marathon Grill location at 10th and Walnut Streets, closing over a financial squabble.

Ted's founder Ted Turner leaving the restaurant in 2008. (Photo: HughE Dillon /