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Another eatery closes after less than a year in ill-fated Uptown spot

Piggy Bank only opened last December.
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Less than a year after it opened in an unlucky Uptown spot, Piggy Bank has closed its doors.

The bar, restaurant and music hall at 2841 Hennepin Ave. S. is closed for business, with a note posted on its door confirming its closure.

"Closed. Thank you to all our guests and friends for all your support," the sign reads.

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The Piggy Bank was being operated by Kaskaid Hospitality, which is behind Twin Cities restaurants including Crave, Union, BLVD and Burger Burger, and which has the lease on the building at 2841 Hennepin.

BMTN has reached out to the bar's operators for a comment.

The Piggy Bank was the latest project aiming to succeed at the spot next to the Uptown Transit Station, opening just a few months after the Vietnamese restaurant Lotus exited the building after just 18 months.

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Prior to that it was home to the Game Sports Bar, a sports bar aimed at the LGBTQ community that lasted just six months in the location.

Previous residents at 2841 Hennepin Avenue include Salsa a la Salsa in 2015-16, the Boneyard in 2014-15, and before that it was Old Chicago.

You can actually see the space in its various incarnations by checking out the old images on Google Streetview.

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