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Longtime Covington Restaurant to Close for Good

It has been a destination in Covington for more than two decades but Sunday will be its last day of operation.

Willie's Sports Cafe on Crescent Avenue is in its final days of operation, The River City News has learned.

An employee said Tuesday that the staff was informed late last week and that Sunday would be the final day of operation.

The Covington location was one of several Willie's Sports Cafes, founded by 700 WLW radio host Bill Cunningham who was born in Covington. He no longer has a controlling interest in all of the Willie's locations.

Recently, the website Impulcity included two dishes from Willie's on its list of the "11 Most Epic Burgers in Cincinnati".

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-Staff report

Photo: Willie's in Covington/RCN