Updated 8:45 p.m.
Along with the rain, some sad news fell upon the Castro Valley community today. has closed its doors for good.
Castro Valley Patch phoned Yates for further comment but have not received any call back.
We first heard talk about the possible closure last Tuesday from one of our readers and paid the restaurant a visit. After speaking with a few employees on March 6, none seemed aware of the restaurant closing.
Neighboring businesses were shocked to hear the news.
employee Patricia Borzin told Patch a server from JD's came into the shop last week but did not mention anything about the restaurant closing down.
's assistant manager Ken Whitney III said he noticed the eatery wasn't keeping their normal business hours the past few weeks.
JD's has been around for more than two generations. Opening in the mid 70s, by the original JD. It was then bought in 2007 by Yates. Though he kept the name JD's, he intended for it to be an acronym for Justin's Dad's Restaurant, named after himself. He had a son named Justin.
Over the past few years, the eatery had undergone multiple construction projects — from making changes to the exterior and interior to redoing the parking lot.
The long-time Castro Valley restaurant is the second business to close down in recent weeks.