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Somerville’s Kirkland Tap & Trotter restaurant is closing

“Someday perhaps I’ll be able to offer an explanation."

Tony Maws and Dan Scampoli of Kirkland Tap and Trotter in Somerville.
Tony Maws and Dan Scampoli of Kirkland Tap and Trotter in Somerville. –Globe Staff/File 2013

Somerville restaurant Kirkland Tap & Trotter is closing Saturday night after six years of business, the restaurant announced on its Facebook page.

“Someday perhaps I’ll be able to offer an explanation,’’ owner and chef Tony Maws wrote on Instagram. “For now I’m just reflecting . . . hard to grasp.’’

The Washington Street restaurant, which served a wide array of chicken, burgers, and beers, among other food and drink, was a popular destination among locals, many of whom were surprised by the sudden closure. On Tuesday, the Globe had recommended it as a place to bring children out to eat over summer vacation.