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SITE OF HOFFA'S LAST MEAL TO CLOSE ITS DOORS FOREVER

The Bloomfield Township, Mich., restaurant where former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa was last seen has closed its doors.

The Machus Red Fox served its last dinner to the public Saturday night and catered its final private brunch Sunday.Owner Robert J. Machus said Saturday that he was unable to renew his lease.

The restaurant was opened in 1965 by Machus' father, Harris O. Machus.

Hoffa, fighting to regain control of the corruption-plagued Teamsters union, disappeared July 30, 1975, from the parking lot of the restaurant, where he reportedly had gone to meet a mob boss.

At the time, Machus said, his father feared the publicity would give the restaurant a bad reputation. Over the years, however, it may have turned out to be just the opposite, assuring the restaurant lasting name recognition and a footnote in history.

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BIRTHDAYS

For Monday, Feb. 5

Comedian-actor Red Buttons 77

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron 62

Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach 54

Actress Barbara Hershey 48