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    In 1984, the year Bruce Springsteen released "Pink Cadillac," staff members of Le Garage posed for this portrait outside the restaurant. It hangs inside now. Owner Cheryl Rust is closing Le Garage and retiring, but she hopes another restaurateur might buy the building.

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    Linda Verney delivers food to the dining room. Verney has worked at Le Garage in one capacity or another for 14 years. "I still feel like the new kid," she jokes.

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    Lynn Talacko, a former staffer who has come back to help at the restaurant in its busy final days, garnishes a plate. Le Garage is getting more than twice the number of reservations it normally does at this time of year.

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    Chef Al Dodge, who has cooked at Le Garage for more than 32 years, prepares salmon fillets. The restaurant – a midcoast mainstay since the 1970s – is closing its doors on Sunday.

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    Dishwasher Daniel Peters has worked at Le Garage for 19 years.

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    Barbara Wyman leaves the bustling kitchen at Le Garage with a full tray of food.

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    In its heyday, Le Garage was a destination restaurant in Maine, attracting food media and even a few celebrities.

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