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Village Inn

The Village Inn at 29th and O streets, shown here in 2010 before it was remodeled, closed in early February.

The Village Inn at 29th and O streets has closed its doors.

A Village Inn spokesman said the decision to close the restaurant was made "after much analysis and consideration" and was "driven by many business factors."

The location, which was the first Village Inn in Lincoln, had to close down in September after health inspectors found live cockroaches throughout the restaurant, and it was forced to close again in November because of cockroaches. The location also was cited three times in 2016 for health code violations.

It's not known whether the repeated violations and forced closures played a role in the company's decision to close down for good.

That location apparently had been open since 1969.

With its closure, Lincoln now has four Village Inn locations.

The company spokesman said employees who wanted to remain with the company were given jobs at the other Lincoln restaurants.

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Business editor/reporter

Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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