[Editor's Note: The headline has been changed. Marie's last day is today.]
Marie's, a Trumbull Center Staple for about 50 years, will be serving its last meal.
The closing follows other local businesses in the center, including Frances' Bakery, a pet supply store and Porricelli's. Marie's was the second-oldest Trumbull Center business.
It was also a stop for visiting political candidates including Linda McMahon and U.S. Sen. Dick Blumenthal.
Owner Kathleen Hallahan said the closing of Porricelli's led to a decline in Trumbull Center traffic which hurt her business.
"We're limping along and we can't survive," she said. "We tried everything we could." Competition with bigger stores was also a problem.
"It's a very significant decline," Hallahan added, referring to her business.
The owner said she was "sad" and wasn't sure what she would do next. For now, she urged residents to swing by the restaurant before the end of the week.
"We have to regroup and move forward. We tried our best. It was a great little family place," Hallahan said.