We have just learned that long-time Princeton restaurant, Big Fish Seafood Bistro in Marketfair, will be closing for good on Dec. 31.

The restaurant, which is owned by a subsidiary of the Landry's restaurant group, has started calling people with existing reservations to let them know about the closure.

Back in September, the Detroit News reported that a Big Fish restaurant in Dearborn, MI had closed, leaving Princeton as the only remaining restaurant in the Big Fish chain.  Big Fish was founded by late restaurateur Chuck Muer.  Muer's company was sold to Landry in 2002.  Muer and his wife, Betty, were lost at sea and presumed dead in 1993.

According to insiders, the Big Fish in Princeton will close early on Dec. 24 and re-open on Dec. 26.  The restaurant will then stay open normal hours until Dec 31, when it will close for good after lunch service that day.  Employees have been told that they may be able to transfer to other Landry properties in the area.  The Landry website shows that the company owns 4 restaurants in the Philadelphia area and 20 in New Jersey, including Brick House, also located at Marketfair.

Big Fish, along with TGI Friday's, was one of the oldest restaurants at Marketfair.  The mall is also home to PF Chang's, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, On The Border, Bobby's Burger Palace, Qdoba, and the aforementioned Brick House.

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