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Dumpling, the Asian fusion restaurant found on Minnehaha Avenue in south Minneapolis, is closing.

Owner and chef Bunbob Chhun made the announcement on the restaurant's Instagram – first reported by Racket – that this weekend will be his last in business at 4004 Minnehaha.

The reasons? He's been open for six years but the last two have been during a pandemic, something he says has been "immensely challenging to navigate."

But chief among the reasons for the closure: "Papa is tired."

"Since I’ve become a father I’ve been forced to do some soul searching, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the grind of running a restaurant is no longer in personal alignment with how I want to spend my days," he wrote on Instagram.

"I’m extremely proud to be ending on a high-note, and I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to see this dream through. I don’t think I can begin to express how much your support has meant over the years, especially during the pandemic. Dumpling has truly become a community space, and it’s been an honor to serve y’all. I’ve grown and learned so much."

The restaurant will be open Thursday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., after which it's closed for good.

"If you know anyone who wants to open a restaurant, I would love to be their landlord," Chhun concludes.

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