ST. LOUIS – A popular Italian restaurant in St. Louis’ Clifton Heights neighborhood will close its doors this weekend.

After nearly 26 years, the family owned and operated restaurant, Brazie’s ‘off the Hill’ will close on April 20.

The restaurant shared this to its Facebook page on Wednesday,

‘So how do we say this🤔 we’re saying it with a lot of emotion, but most of gratitude to all of you who have supported us for almost 26 years. As of Saturday Brazie’s will be closing there doors for the last time. So many to thank but most of all you our customers, who became our family. You filled our seats for many years and in doing so have brought much happiness to our Dream Team.. We hope we in return have given to you. . The ride has been a thrill if a life time, thank you for the memories. Here’s to the best damn DREAM TEAM any restaurant could have. We had each other’s backs always. We were fresh, friendly and we were Brazie’s. Brazie himself would like to thank all of you, we will keep everyone in our hearts, and here’s to dining “ OFF THE HILL”’

The post has hundreds of comments of people sharing their memories at the restaurant.

‘Oh no heartbreaking. You were our Wednesday night pre Muny dinner. Along with Birthdays and Anniversary and Date night dinners. God Bless we love you and your family,’ Denise Christophel Allen said.

‘This is truly heartbreaking news. Some of my all time favorite memories with my all time favorite people have been created within those walls. I'm certain this was a carefully considered decision and I will cherish the memories with the Mazzola family for the rest of my life 😭😭❤❤’ Sara Rue said.

‘No more shrimp brazie or that delicious salad?!?!?! I am so sorry to hear this. This was our favorite place to eat, gave my son his first job and employed lots of our friends. We will miss you....’ Tonya Strobel-Buechel said.

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