put up the shutters

put up the shutters

To cease business operations for any length of time (often permanently). I loved that restaurant, so I'm very disappointed that they put up the shutters The owner always puts up the shutters for two weeks in the summer to accommodate her vacation. What time are you putting up the shutters tonight?
See also: put, shutter, up

put up the shutters

(of a business) cease trading either for the day or permanently.
See also: put, shutter, up
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Mr Lotrechhio, 34, fears that if he cannot put up the shutters his restaurant in George Street could close.
The Argentinian is looking to put up the shutters again against Livvy, but refuses to blame his one slip up on the multi-national nature of the Dundee squad.
Ian, 39, put up the shutters last year after the attacks on his home in Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife.