LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Palermo Viejo, an Argentine restaurant on Bardstown Road in the Highlands, is closing on Feb. 21 after 14 years, owner Francisco Elbl posted Tuesday on

Elbl wrote:

I wanted to thank the Louisville community for the opportunity to share my family's food for the last 14 years. There are certain reasons why I am closing. But the most important is my family has sacrificed so that I can live my dream. I have come to a point where I feel they have sacrificed enough. I want to thank our guests, and our regulars who have since become our friends. I would also like to thank my employees who have become my family.

When asked about what I will do next, I plan to look into leasing the property. And I'm looking into bottling my father's famous Chimmi-Churri recipe.

I am so proud to live in such a wonderful and accepting city as Louisville.