Farm-to-table restaurant Lucia's is closing after 32 years

It'll close later this month.

After 32 years, Lucia's Restaurant is closing. 

Lucia's was a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, providing locally-sourced food in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis since 1985, according to its website.

But now the restaurant will close on Oct. 14, Lucia's confirmed on Facebook by sharing the Star Tribune's story about the closure. 

Jason Jenny told the Star Tribune they made the decision to close because the current location is "nonviable," citing the loss of their parking lot, changes to the restaurant environment and future construction on Hennepin Avenue. 

Jenny also told the paper they couldn't come to an agreement on a new lease. 

GoMN has reached out to Lucia's for comment. 

More on Lucia's

Lucia Watson started Lucia's, growing the restaurant to include a wine bar and to-go counter, the Pioneer Press says

She ran it until she retired in 2014, selling it to an ownership group that also runs the nearby Stella's Fish Cafe. 

The restaurant struggled a bit after that, but had recently regained its footing after hiring Chef Alan Bergo about a year ago, the Pioneer Press notes.

You can read more – including reaction from Watson about the closure – in the Star Tribune's story here.

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