Acclaimed restaurant Popol Vuh the latest to close its doors

The Mexican fine dining restaurant will not reopen.
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The acclaimed Mexican fine dining restaurant Popol Vuh is closing its doors for good.

It was reported on Monday that the Northeast Minneapolis restaurant, located a short distance from Indeed Brewing, would not be reopening after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This news was confirmed by owner and manager Jami Olson, who said on her Facebook page: "Heartbroken but so proud and grateful for it all. It was a very magical moment in time, experiencing Popol Vuh.

"The energy is still there along with the passion and need to create. Words cannot express how hard this decision was but change is inevitable and we must embrace it all. Love and thanks to all who helped create the magic."

It becomes the latest Twin Cities restaurant to close due to the onset of the pandemic, and joins the likes of fine dining contemporaries such as The Bachelor Farmer, In Bloom, and Bellecour in closing down.

It opened in Northeast in summer 2018 and won plaudits for its take on Mexican cuisine, led by head chief Jose Alarcon.

It won the "Outstanding Restaurant" category at the Charlie Awards in February, was named Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's Best New Restaurant in 2018, and was shortlisted for Best New Restaurant in the 2019 James Beard Awards.

Its fast-casual taco and small plate spot next door, Centro, remains open.

You can find a list of the restaurants that have closed since the pandemic started here.

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