Tin Fish closing in Edina... but what about the Lake Calhoun location?

The popular lakeside cafe may not be around much longer.

Even if you've never eaten there, you've definitely seen Tin Fish – it's the food stand on Lake Calhoun that's always jam-packed with customers. 

But despite the crowds, things aren't looking too great for the restaurant right now.

The owners are closing their Edina location next week, and the future of their Lake Calhoun operation is uncertain, too. 

This month, the city of Edina announced an agreement with owners Sheff and Athena Priest to close the Tin Fish that operates in the clubhouse at Braemar Golf Course.

According to a news release, the Priests seem to have been let out of their lease early because of problems that arose from "construction work at the golf course."

They opened the Braemar location in 2015. Its last day of business will be Thursday, Oct. 5; however, the last day with the full menu will be Tuesday.

The Lake Calhoun location

Earlier this year, the Business Journal reported that the Priests were looking to "pass the torch" to three "longtime employees" when the lease for the Lake Calhoun Tin Fish expires this December. 

But the paper also said this isn't a "sure thing," because the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is officially welcoming proposals from concessions operators for the future of the site. 

With less than three months to go before the lease is up, it's not clear where the process currently stands, though GoMN has reached out to the Parks Board and Tin Fish for comment.

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