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Butcher and the Boar in Minneapolis closes for good

Several factors played into the decision to close the restaurant, the owner said.

Butcher and the Boar has closed for good, according to reports.

The Minneapolis restaurant known for its meat and whiskey notified employees Monday night that it would be closing for good, according to Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Owner Doug Van Winkle spoke to WCCO about the closure, saying several things played a factor, including the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest in Minneapolis, crime and high costs of operating downtown.

Butcher and the Boar, which has another location in Charleston, South Carolina, temporarily closed at the beginning of the pandemic but reopened for in-person dining in July

It is the latest restaurant to call it quits during the pandemic – here's a list of others

That said, Twin Cities TV anchor and food writer Jason DeRusha notes that the restaurant's problems predate the pandemic.

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