This seemed sudden, but as of Wednesday, October 30, On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina near the Maine Maine Mall in South Portland has closed.

According to WGME, the lease on the building was up and when faced with a hike on the rent to renew, the company decided to close the restaurant instead.

The good news is that all the employees of On The Border have already found new jobs, the news station states, but now there's an empty Mexican restaurant sitting at the mall just waiting to be filled.

Will On the Border find a new location to open? We'll have to wait and see. With all the employees already on to new jobs, it seems like a new location isn't planned for anytime soon at least.

In the meantime though, what would you like to see go into the former On the Border building? For me, I think Maine is way overdue for a Cheescake Factory.