DENVER (CBS4) — It’s been closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Racines Restaurant plans to reopen when possible — and then close for good in January.

Racines (credit: Paul Harris)

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“Yes, it’s true. Racines will close permanently on January 15, 2021. Come celebrate with us after we’re all safe and get to reopen. Can’t wait to see all of you for a long goodbye,” officials stated on Facebook.

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Owners Lee Goodfriend and David Racine had been considering retiring, Westword reported, and financial changes in Denver helped them make the decision.

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“Their property taxes had just gone up almost $20,000, to over $73,000; Denver’s increased minimum wage, which didn’t take into account the restaurant tip credit, was causing even more headaches in a business that already had razor-thin margins,” the paper reported.