Longtime north Minneapolis restaurant owners retire

March 31, 2019 10:39 PM

A Minneapolis couple locked up their restaurant for the final time on Sunday. But, they're not closing it down.

Owners of Emily's Family restaurant in north Minneapolis, Emily and Elliot Benincasa, had been in business for nearly 40 years. 


Now, they say it's time to retire and relax.

Known for homemade Italian cooking, they welcomed customers for the final time Sunday.

The couple says it's tough to say goodbye to their loyal customers, but one thing helped them make up their minds.

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"I'm old and that's why," owner Emily Benincasa said. "It's just overwhelming, all these people, I never dreamed they were going to come." 

For those who have loved the food all these years, don't worry!

The restaurant is being taken over by a family member, so it'll remain open.

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