Mellos, the 73-year-old restaurant on Dalhousie Street in Ottawa, could close by the end of 2015 as neighbouring restaurant Ace Mercado plans to expand and take over, as per its lease agreement. 

Some customers voiced their displeasure on Twitter using #SaveMellos and are hoping to save the restaurant.

The response to our story had #SaveMellos trending.

A petition was even created trying to save Mellos.

People also shared their frustration on CBC Ottawa's Facebook page.