The terrible reality facing the Twin Cities dining season continues to bite with Moose and Sadie's announced as the latest closure.
Owners Peter Kirihara and Susan Muskat made the announcement on the coffee shop and cafe's Instagram page, saying: "The economic impact of this crisis was just too much for our small business to overcome."
The cafe has been a fixture of the Warehouse District since 1991, when Kirihara opened what he claims was the first coffee shop in Minneapolis' burgeoning North Loop.
He was joined by Muskat in 2005, establishing a kitchen that would serve up a wide variety of fare.
Its closure is the latest in a growing number of permanent shutdowns since the pandemic hit, with nearby Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar also bidding farewell.
"It's been 29 years. We had a good run," the pair said on Instagram.
The announcement comes the night before Gov. Tim Walz is due to announce a path for restaurants to reopen safely, though several that have already closed have said there remains great uncertainty over the demand for dining out even if they're allowed to open up.
Here's a look at the restaurant closures announced since the pandemic arrived:
Mission American Kitchen
Egg & I
El Burrito Mercado Mpls
Izzy’s St. Paul
Old Chicago Apple Valley
Minnesota Bonfire x 5
Moose & Sadie’s