The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is reporting that Beck's Taproom Grill at Crossroads Center has closed, effective immediately, due to a series of late rent payments.

Darin Beck, CEO of Barmuda Companies, said in a press release that the restaurant was "a couple of months behind on our rent and had come to realize that the restaurant would have to close at some point."

The release also stated that Barmuda had been negotiating an exit strategy with its landlord at the Crossroads location and Beck was surprised to find that the locks had been changed:

We were given no indication that would happen. It’s a shame because we didn’t get to tell the staff ahead of time nor did our loyal patrons get a chance to dine with us one more time before closing.

According to The Courier, Beck’s employees will be offered to transfer to other Barmuda locations, and gift cards and rewards may still be redeemed at other locations. The Crossroads restaurant was Beck's last in the Cedar Valley. There are currently no plans to reopen in the future or relocate.

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