Freeman, Luckett close Clarksdale restaurant - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Freeman, Luckett close Clarksdale restaurant

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) - Actor Morgan Freeman and business partner, lawyer Bill Luckett, are ending their 10-year run as owners of Clarksdale's Madidi Restaurant, an upscale establishment in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Luckett, who also owns a blues club with Freeman, says: "Madidi Restaurant 2001-2012. Madidi was 1 of Mississippi's premier dining establishments owned by Bill Luckett and Morgan Freeman. We thank the many who dined with us over the years."

Luckett, who made an unsuccessful run for governor in 2011, says he has been quietly looking for a buyer but none has been found.

He says the restaurant was not a failure despite never turning a profit. He remains hopeful that someone will take the property and open another restaurant in its location.

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