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A hand-written sign in the door Tuesday said "Whitey's Steak and Seafood is closed."

Landmark Whitey's closes; reverts back to Stennes family owners with Park Rapids ties

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Whitey's, the East Grand Forks landmark bar and restaurant that dates its origins to the Prohibition era in the 1920s, closed Tuesday only a few months after a new ownership group took over.

A hand-written sign in the door Tuesday said "Whitey's Steak and Seafood is closed."

Dave Norman, one of the owners, said he closed the place Tuesday and blamed a competitive marketplace for making it too tough to make a go.

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