El Parador closes after 40 years

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A southwestern Mexican food hotspot is closing its doors after 40 years.

The owners of John Jacob's El Parador Restaurant and Cantina announced the closure of the 2744 E. Broadway restaurant on Thursday.

Loretta, Donald and Daniel Jacob opened the restaurant. They are the children of John Jacob, who started "Club 21" on Miracle Mile in 1946.

The midtown restaurant was used for wedding receptions, anniversary parties and engagements.

Jeannie Tucker helped with the restaurant's website. She also taught dances classes there for many years. Tucker says, "I cried, it has been a home for me, it has been such a landmark place in Tucson."

Arizona Highways magazine named the restaurant as one of "Tucson's Treasures" in 2010.

The restaurant's last day in business has not been announced.

Here are a few links to the restaurant's website and Tucker's page.

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