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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A landmark restaurant in Frederick has closed after a 107-year run in the western Maryland city.

The Frederick News-Post reports Barbara Fritchie Restaurant, known especially for its turkey dinners and pies, closed Jan. 1. Owner John Burner cited the costs of maintaining and refurbishing the restaurant.

Burner says he’s been inundated with calls and messages from customers dismayed by the news. He says some customers have offered money, but he estimates he would have needed $2 million to keep the business open.

The restaurant employed 30 people, a mix of part- and full-time workers. It dates to 1910 and had operated in several locations.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com