Landlord forces St. Paul's Hamburguesas el Gordo to close – for now

The building owner canceled the eatery's lease.
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Fans of Hamburguesas el Gordo will have to make do with its Minneapolis location from Friday on, as it's being forced out of its original, St. Paul location.

The restaurant confirmed to its Instagram followers that it's closing this Friday, which follows its landlord abruptly serving the eatery with 30 days notice to vacate its 990 Payne Avenue premises.

Hopes are that this is a temporary setback, as the restaurant is in the process of finding a new home in St. Paul.

"We were asked to leave," the ownership said on Instagram, "we didn't want to but we will definitely be back as soon as we can, for sure."


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The restaurant, known for its tacos and Mexican-style burgers, does have a second location, at 4157 Cedar Avenue in south Minneapolis, for those who can't wait for its new St. Paul eatery to open.

In the meantime, it's St. Paul spot is offering discounts ranging from 5-100 percent on its food in its final week.

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