This license is probably one of the $400k type so they can hold it as an asset as long as they use it somewhere within a certain amount of time IIRC. Two of their three remaining restaurants are in Lower Mills, maybe they’ll open another spot down there. It might make managing them a bit easier or more efficient with three close to each other.
Even if they stay with opening another restaurant more downtown it could be a smart move to shutter now. I’m sure they could get a pretty favorable lease by waiting and shopping the many vacancies with the ability to pounce on the right one.