South Woods of Cudahy, a supper club that opened in 1970, will serve its last dinner on Oct. 28.
Owner Larry Burss cited factors including the rising price of beef and seafood and the prohibitive expense of making the lower-level banquet room fully accessible for customers with disabilities.
It's been an emotional week since making the decision to close, he said. "A lot of people, I've known for 40 years," he said.
Burss started working at South Woods in 1974 as a dishwasher; at 16 he was cooking, and at 18 he was tending bar. In 1992, he bought the business.
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