A post on the Giuseppi's Facebook page about continuing renovations left some fans of the Hilton Head restaurant startled on Friday.
"We are sad to say that after 34.5 years at Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta Shelter Cove location....," the post reads.
The text was accompanied by a photo of the restaurant's tables lined up outside the front entrance.
The post left readers hanging about the cause for the "sad" announcement.
"What? What's the rest of this comment," one person asked within two minutes of the original post.
The restaurant then revealed that it was installing brand new tables.
"...It’s out with the old, and in with the new!!! Our new tables should last the next 35 years!" Giuseppi's posted, along with photographs of the booths and tables inside the establishment that has become a fixture in The Plaza at Shelter Cove.
Some of the tables being replaced were original ones from 1984, Giuseppi's explained in the Facebook post.
"I was about to start crying before I read the comments! You can't scare a girl like that Giuseppi's!!!!!!!!!!!!! #LongLiveGiuseppis," wrote one commenter.
"Please don’t ever leave!" wrote another.
And, "Not funny! I about had a coronary!"
Still another commenter had to take a look at the calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1.
"Is that a June Fools joke?" he asked.
Last summer Giuseppi's expanded by adding a private dining room that seats 50 and enlarging the patio with seats for an additional 75.
The restaurant, owned by SERG Restaurant Group, also has a Bluffton location.