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Mt. Washington's Tin Angel to close May 30

| Monday, May 11, 2015, 9:45 p.m.

A Mt. Washington restaurant that once hosted a meeting between President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister John Major will close at the end of the month, one of the owners said Monday.

The Tin Angel on Grandview Avenue, which opened on Dec. 19, 1957, will close May 30 after nearly 60 years in business, said Maria Kyros Menniti.

Her father, Paul Kryos, served as bartender and manager of the restaurant before buying the business. Menniti and her brother, Dr. James Kyros began working there in the 1970s and took over when their father died in 2006.

“We're the next generation in a family business and continued our father's legacy,” Kyros said. “But now we're both more active in our professions and families. We decided it's time to move on.”

In addition to Clinton and Major, who met there on Feb. 28, 1994, The Tin Angel has served more than 500,000 guests including Cher, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe and Lynn Swann, Mennitti said. The family is seeking another lessee for the building.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or at mhasch@tribweb.com.

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