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San Francisco's iconic Cliff House restaurant to close

Cliff House restaurant San Francisco
Posted at 1:30 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 16:30:25-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco's iconic Cliff House restaurant that for more than a century has served tourists and locals from atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean is closing its doors at the end of the year.

Restaurant proprietors Dan and Mary Hountalas say in a post on the restaurant's website they are closing Dec. 31 because of losses brought on by the pandemic and not being able to renew a long-term operating contract with the National Park Service.

They have been the restaurant's proprietors since 1973.

The couple says 180 employees will lose their jobs.