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162-year-old restaurant closes in Mich.

Nov. 14, 2012 at 5:03 PM   |   Comments

METAMORA, Mich., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The owner of Michigan's oldest continuously operating restaurant says the business has shut its doors after 162 years.

Tim Wilkins, operator of the White Horse Inn in Metamora, sent out an email Tuesday night announcing the restaurant is closing down due to the state of the building, which was a stagecoach shop before it was a restaurant, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.

Wilkins said the building "is in need of immediate major repairs to insure the safety of our staff and guests."

"We learned today that a decision has been made that, in spite of the safety issues, the repairs will not be made," he said. "Good sense must prevail. We have decided to close."

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