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November 13, 2022

Maddi's Cookery becomes fifth Canal District restaurant to close in three months

Photo | Google Maps Maddi's Cookery and TapHouse's former location on Water Street in Worcester

Worcester restaurant Maddi’s Cookery and Taphouse, the second location from the owner of the Depot Street Tavern in Milford, will close on Saturday, becoming the fifth Canal District eatery to close in a few months.

Smokestack Urban BBQ in the Canal District neighborhood will close on Saturday as well, joining The Hangover Pub and Broth, PreGamers Sports Bar and Grill, and Buck’s Whiskey & Burger Bar, whose owners have all announced closures or sales since late August.

Maddi’s Cookery is the second restaurant from entrepreneur Adam Hicks, whose original location is Milford comfort food eatery Depot Street Tavern, which isn’t closing.

Hicks said in a Facebook post on Sunday that Maddi’s was going to stay open for one more weekend before closing.

“It’s with a heavy heart that due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be ceasing operations as of next weekend,” Hicks wrote in the Facebook post. “It’s been a great 4+ years and we can thank our guest and staff enough!!! Our plan is to be open one final weekend Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19. Please come join us for one last party! More details on next weekend and future plans in the coming days! Thank you for everything!”

The restaurant featured an Americana menu with burgers, sandwiches, and entrees like chicken and waffles. Maddi’s offered a large beer selection as well.

Hicks didn't respond to an email from WBJ on Monday morning.

Staff Writer Timothy Doyle contributed to this report.

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