Mary Delicious has permanently closed its doors.
Mary Delicious has permanently closed its doors.

Mary Delicious has permanently closed its doors

ONE of Maryborough's most iconic businesses has permanently closed its doors.

Lollies still sit in the jars and there's still homemade fudge sitting in the glass display inside Mary Delicious.

But two signs on both entry doors indicate that the business has shut for good.

Yesterday, the Chronicle tried to contact the owners of the store, but they had not responded at the time of going to press.

Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said he did not know why the business had closed, saying that is must have been for private reasons.

Mr Saunders said there was a limit to what the State Government could do in such situations, such as the recent announcement that Food for Less at Maryborough Plaza would close in November.

A Woolworths spokesman said Food for Less would close on November 27.

"We are working closely with all our team members during this process and our intention is where staff want to remain within the Woolworths Group to redeploy them to our nearby stores in the area," he said.

Mr Saunders said while it was a blow, new businesses and cafes would open.

Mr Saunders said he believed a new cafe would soon open where the form former Timber City Cafe once was.

A concerned customer posted to the Mary Delicious Facebook page yesterday.

Wendy Black Clancy said she had tried to have lunch at the establishment and had seen the signs.

"Would like to see you trading again if possible," she wrote.