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Fig & Farro the latest Twin Cities restaurant to close permanently

The plant-based eatery said there's too much uncertainty in the industry.

Fig & Farro in Minneapolis' Calhoun Square is the latest restaurant to announce its permanent closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

The restaurant says its last day will be Sunday, May 31, the day before restrictions are loosened to allow restaurants to offer patio service.

It won plaudits for its plant-based menu, and was named one of the Top 50 Vegetarian Restaurants in America by Open Table in 2019.

"It’s with deep sadness that we are announcing we’ll be closing our restaurant permanently," the restaurant noted.

"With uncertainty of when we can reopen our dining room safely, we have decided to turn our mission of food and climate into a foundation. More to come on this in the coming weeks," it added.

"Our last day will be Sunday, May 31st. We’d love your support in our final week, especially any videos you can send about your favorite server, meal or experience you’ve had in our space and ideas for our new future."

It adds to the growing number of eateries that are finding it impossible to survive with business confined to takeout or delivery only. 

That changes on June 1, but even then restaurants and bars will only be allowed to serve up to 50 patrons on patios at a time.

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

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