The graveyard of legendary but closed restaurants we wish were still around is huge. Running a restaurant is tough. There are so many expenses and complications. There are health codes, testy kitchen staffs and bitchy customers. And that's not to mention the up and down economy. So it's never a huge surprise when a restaurant closes for business. Not even if it's a favorite local spot that's been open for 100 years or more. R.I.P. these restaurants.