World Sports Grille, the cavernous restaurant and game room at the Foothills Mall, closed Monday.

Sales and marketing director Sherry Kososkie said the restaurant’s parent company, GameWorks, notified them of the closure Monday morning.

The 15,000-square-foot World Sports Grille, with a large room devoted to video games and flat-screen TVs projecting sporting events throughout the dining rooms and bar, opened in spring 2008 at 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. It was the GameWorks maiden voyage into the sports bar arena.

Since then, the Seattle-based company has opened a World Sports Grille in Seattle and has one set to open in early April in New Hampshire.

See the full story in Tuesday’s Arizona Daily Star.