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A North Knoxville restaurant with decades of history is closing its doors for good.

Monday, Vic and Bill's Deli announced it is going out of business.

The store started as Sam and Andy's Deli back in the late '60s. It went through several name changes and reboots over the years as it moved from near UT's campus to its current location on Broadway in North Knoxville.

The current manager says closing the family business is difficult.

"So yeah it's a part of home actually and it kinda feels that way closing it. But all good things have their time have their season and I guess our season is kind of ending," said Angelia Captain Townsend.

The deli will stay open until it runs out of supplies. Managers say they think that will take about a week or two.

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