UPDATED: Twin Palms restaurant, once backed by Kevin Costner, to shutter its Pasadena location at De Lacey and Green on Nov. 25



Twin Palms restaurant, once famed on the Pasadena dining scene for its celebrity backers, has announced on its Web site that it will close permanently on Nov. 25.

The restaurant was originally opened in 1994 by actor Kevin Costner and his former wife Cindy. By 2002, they had both given up their stake in the restaurant.

That year, Cindy Costner sold her 50-percent stake to the San
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A Twin Palms location in Newport Beach closed in 2000.

*UPDATE: Star-News reporter Janette Williams talks to Twin Palms management, who say the economy was to blame for the fall of the longtime fine-dining establishment.

(Photos, from June 2003, by Keith Birmingham)