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COVID-19 woes close Big Schwilly's Chicken Dillys restaurant, bar

FAIRFIELD – The Fairfield bar and restaurant Big Schwilly’s Chicken Dillys announced earlier this month it has closed for good.

In a Facebook post Nov. 2, management of the store announced it had to close. The post noted that all employees at the restaurant tested negative for COVID-19, but the virus caused the business to lose too much money to stay afloat.

“We love all our people that supported us during this time. We know who you are, and we can’t thank you enough,” the message read.

More than 300 people reacted to the business’s Facebook post, and 129 left comments, most of which expressed sorrow at the announcement and telling the management how much they liked its food and drinks.

The restaurant was located on North Second Street in the building previously occupied by Cider House.