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Shutdown Closes Founding Fathers' Tavern

Thursday, 03 Oct 2013 11:15 AM

By Lisa Barron

A Philadelphia restaurant that opened in 1773 and served the country’s founding fathers has closed its doors as a result of the government shutdown.

City Tavern is inside Independence National Historical Park, and the building is owned by the National Parks Service. Because the park is closed, officials told the restaurant Wednesday it had to lock up as well, reports WCAU-TV in Philadelphia.

"We were somewhat shocked when we received the news that we would have to close at 3 p.m.," public relations director Molly Yun told the station, adding, "Unfortunately, we’re going to have to stay closed until the government re-opens. Our hands are tied."

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She said the restaurant was forced to cancel reservations, including one for 200 visitors from Japan on Wednesday night, for the next four days, leaving customers angry and aggravated.

The restaurant could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars if the shutdown lasts, and its staff of 80-100 workers may need to look for other work.

"Hopefully we won’t have to have a Plan B, C, and D over the next few days, but I’m sure we'll develop something so that we can help everyone as much as we can," Yun said.

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