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Marie Callender’s at Northgate unexpectedly closed – for good

Posted by Mike on June 13th, 2011

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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4 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Pete // Jun 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

    So does this mean Northgate is gonna get a new strip club?

  • 2 GB // Jun 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I mean, I’m not shocked. I grew up eating at MCs in Utah, and the last time I went to our nearby one it was depression-flavored. Will miss the pies, I guess.

    Such an odd location, but seems like a perfect spot for another immediately recognizable chain-restaurant (you can see it better from I-5 than you can from anywhere else). C’mon Chili’s… wife wants a Chili’s.

  • 3 MapleLeafBob // Jun 14, 2011 at 10:00 am

    @ Pete:

    Ha Ha, I wouldn’t doubt it. The permitting is probably in process already.

  • 4 neighbor // Jun 14, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Good! The food was horrible anyhow! My vote would be for a P.F. Changs.