Ma Duke's, a downtown mainstay that helps feed the hungry each Thanksgiving, had its electricity shut off for non-payment on Monday and has closed, the Salem News reports.
Last year Ma Duke's owner Debbie Marticio .
Marticio told the News that this has been the worst year in the seven years she has owned the restauant, which is on Maple Street behind the former fire station that now houses Lyons Ambulance, near the corner of Locust and Hobart streets. Marticio opened the restaurant in 2007.
She owes $6,300, the News reported. Leonard Marshall, the public works business manager and town accountant, told the new that Martico has been working with Danvers Electric to pay the bill but "it wasn’t adequately resolved.”
The restauant has also been involved in the Danvers townwide reunion that raises money for Family Festival and helped last year aising money after the eathquake in Japan.
Ma Duke's was also one of the nominees for finalists for the best breakfast, best steak and cheese sandwich, best pizza and best Fench Fries in Danvers in Patch's Readers' Choice contest earlier this year. It also won for Best Specialty Pizza at Thorpe Elementary School's Pizza Bowl last year.
Last year, Patch user Paula Noyes said Ma Duke's She also said Ma Duke's offers "a warm, homey environment."