After nearly 40 years of service, Fort Wayne's Summit Club has closed without notice.
The Summit Club was an exclusive private members club for Fort Wayne's elite business men and women.
An employee told Indiana's NewsCenter he found out about the closing when he reported for work and was told to go home. He wasn't the only one shocked by the news.
Several members say they found out about the unexpected closing Saturday and were still receiving mail promoting events in December.
Managers told Indiana's NewsCenter Friday night that patrons had reservations for Saturday evening and didn't know about a possible closing.
Employees weren't allowed past the reception room to talk to employers. Employers didn't come down to discuss unemployment information with them while Indiana's NewsCenter was present.
The Summit Club overlooked the skyline of Fort Wayne and consisted of the top two floors of the 110 Berry Street location. Function and meeting rooms were on the lower floor and a dinning room and bar were on the top floor. It was the site of the Republican primary and general election night gatherings for two decades.
Officials with the Summit Club did not return our phone calls. No word on why the club suddenly closed.
Stay with the networks of Indiana's NewsCenter for the latest on this developing story.