Catering Firm Closing Walkersville Venue

WALKERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A banquet-and-catering company with seven facilities in the Baltimore-Washington region says it’s closing its Frederick County venue.

The Frederick News-Post reports that Martin’s Caterers Inc. will close its Walkersville location in June .

The newspaper reports that 50 employees will lose their jobs.

Company Chairman Martin Resnick says about 12 full-time workers will be moved to other locations.

The Walkersville venue is a hall leased from the town’s volunteer fire company. Resnick says the building’s size limits events to parties of 300 or less, which he says isn’t cost-effective.

He says the location also lacks the ambience of Martin’s larger and more opulent venues in Baltimore, Greenbelt, Hunt Valley, Upper Marlboro and Westminster.

Martin’s employs more than 700 people statewide.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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