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Moline Mexican restaurant will shut down for good after 70 years

A Facebook post from the restaurant says it's Moline location's last day of service will be on Christmas Eve.

MOLINE, Ill. — A Moline Mexican restaurant will be shutting its doors for good on Christmas Eve, according to a Facebook post from Dec. 7

Adolph's Mexican Foods on Avenue of The Cities has served the Quad Cities for the last 70 years. While its Moline location will be shutting down, its East Moline location on Kennedy Drive will remain open.

According to its website, Adolph and Louise Perez started their small business venture in East Moline with El Sombrero in 1952. At the time, there weren't many Mexican restaurants in the area, so the couple took a big chance in introducing their "innovative fare" to the area.

After several reinventions. the couple finally perfected their dream into Adolph's Mexican Foods. Adolph retired from the business in 1996 while Louise continued working until her passing in 2007. 

Adolph and Louise's children continue to run the restaurants to this day, according to the website. 

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