Elite Cafe closing after 38-years

SAN FRANCISCO -- A storied San Francisco restaurant is closing down after 38 years in business.

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Elite Café has been a fixture on Fillmore Street serving New Orleans inspired food since 1981.

It's become the victim of rising costs. It also failed to attract a late night crowd which would have boosted liquor sales.

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There has been some interest from potential buyers but the owner told the San Francisco Chronicle he hasn't reached a deal yet.

The Elite Cafe is set to serve its last customer on Sunday, April 21.