GIRARDVILLE - Signs posted in the window of Marrone's Cafe on New Year's Eve notified customers that the Girardville staple would serve its last customers today.
The business opened in 1933 as "Marrone’s Italian American Cafe", and soon became known by many in the Anthracite Region simply as "Marrone's".
The owners are in their 70's and say the work running a restaurant takes is becoming too much for them.
Marrone's is up for sale, and its owners hope someone will purchase the business and carry on its legacy.
Marrone's will be open from 4:00pm to "about 8 or 9pm". Walk-ins are welcome, but will have to wait for an open table. According to the owners, many regular customers have booked reservations for the final day, with as many as 23 coming for 5:00pm.