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Marie Callender's at Northgate unexpectedly closed – for good

June 13th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Update: Customers arriving at Marie Callender’s are reduced to leaving notes stuck by the door to tell friends where to meet them: “Gone to Wedgwood Broiler.”


Marie Callender’s restaurant at Northgate shut its doors – for good – Sunday.

The restaurant, at 9538 First Ave N.E., is one of several in Washington state that closed abruptly on orders from corporate management.

According to  a report from, a family birthday party was interrupted Sunday afternoon when they were told to leave: “We thought, ‘Why didn’t they wait until the end of the day?’ ” KOMO-TV has a similar report here.

MarketWatch is reporting that Marie Callender’s filed for bankruptcy today and has launched  a store-reduction program to close 65 of its company-owned restaurants.

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