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Ruth’s Chris Steak House at 7315 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda will close permanently on Dec. 24, according to the restaurant’s general manager.

General Manager Lana Ward wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat that the decision to close was an economic one.

“The restaurant is in need of a remodel and the volume did not justify the expense of remodel,” Ward wrote.

Ruth’s Chris has another Montgomery County location in Gaithersburg’s Downtown Crown development. There are also other locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.

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