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Last Furr's Family Dining restaurant closes

01/16/2014 9:40 AM

01/16/2014 10:09 AM

WICHITA — The last remaining Furr's Family Dining restaurant in Wichita has closed.

"We are closed for business," says assistant general manager Tim Arnoldussen. "It's just a corporate decision.”

Wednesday was the last day the restaurant at Harry and Georgetown was open.

Furr's has been at that site since 1999. At one time, there were multiple Furr's restaurants around the city, Arnoldussen says.

He says he doubts the Plano, Texas-based chain would reopen here.

"I don't see that as a possibility.”

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