For the past three years Mitten Pizza in Gun Lake has been serving up handcrafted pizza and has become a local favorite. That might all come to a end soon due to a huge unexpected electric bill.

Mitten Pizza, located on M-179 in Middleville, shared the news to Facebook on Monday:

"Mitten Pizza customers, and friends! We have some...news.

Unfortunately Mitten Pizza LLC was sent a “corrected” electric bill in the amount of $19,795.75. A mistake from our electric company was found out and know they are charging us 12 months back (the longest amount of time they can legally back charge us due to their own error)

This is not a bill that Mitten Pizza LLC can afford to pay, so it is with great sadness that we are announcing that we WILL close the doors on November 1st and cease operations completely if we are unable to negotiate this bill down to a number that isn’t laughable. We are a small owner operator pizza place, not a huge chain that has millions in accounts and lawyers paid to handle these circumstances."

Mitten Pizza is asking for any help from people who may have been though this kind of issue or knows someone who has. One customer has set up a GofundMe page to support the local pizza joint.