Another Minneapolis restaurant is closing for good due to COVID-19

The restaurant said it "simply cannot survive the business restrictions which stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic."
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The 508 bar and restaurant in Minneapolis will close for good after 12 years, according to a post Thursday on Facebook

"The 508 simply cannot survive the business restrictions which stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic," the post said. 

The restaurant and bar opened in 2008 at 508 1st Ave. N in downtown Minneapolis. It closed completely in mid-March due to the stay-at-home order and reopened on June 10 for dine-in customers, Facebook posts show. 

During the closure, Rocket Restaurant Group, which owns The 508 and other bar/restaurants like The Loop, launched a Go Fund Me page to help support staff who were out of a job during the shutdown.

"Thank you to everyone that supported us throughout the years. We hope you enjoyed this place as much as we did," the post said. 

People shared their sadness to learn of its closure in comments on the establishment's Facebook post. 

The 508 is the latest Minnesota restaurant to call it quits amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find a running list of Minnesota restaurants that have closed here.

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