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Clevelanders react on social media with sadness to closing of Sokolowski's University Inn

The iconic Cleveland eatery is closing after more than 90 years of business.

CLEVELAND — After more than 90 years of business, Sokolowski's University Inn is closing its doors, the iconic Cleveland eatery confirmed on Wednesday.

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"After nearly 100 years in business, the Sokolowski Family has decided to list the property for sale," owners Bernie, Mary, and Mike Sokolowski said in a joint statement to 3News announcing the move to sell the property. "We firmly believe that there is going to be a significant amount of interest in the iconic location. However, we are ready to reopen the business if a suitable deal and buyer are not forthcoming. We do feel that the time is right for our family to now enjoy the fruits of our labor. Our hope is that there is a buyer that will be eager to continue to use this landmark property in a form that does justice to its past."

Unsurprisingly, many took to social media to express sadness over the closing of the award-winning family-owned restaurant, which began serving customers back in 1923.