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Metairie restaurant closing after 47 years

They will close their doors for good Sunday after serving brunch.

NEW ORLEANS — Riccobono's Peppermill is closing after 47 years in business, according to a report from our partners at The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate. 

The restaurant has been a Metairie dining staple for almost fifty years.

Owner Vincent Riccobono says he is retiring. 

“The Peppermill was opened by my parents 47 years ago,”  Riccobono said Friday. “We've watched families come in and grow up, so, it's a rough time right now."

They will close their doors for good Sunday after serving one last brunch. The decision to move on is bittersweet not only for the owners, but for the loyal and long time customers.

"It's special moments," said Virginia Litolff. "I can look around the room and see as my children grew up and ate here, and my grandchildren eat here and we'll miss those gatherings."

"It's really tough," added Riccobono. "I worry about my customers. Where are they gonna go to get the great food that they're used to?"

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