Skip to main content

Owner of Northeast cafe announces closure with emotional post

Maeve's Cafe in Minneapolis will close its doors on Dec. 22.
Screen Shot 2019-11-27 at 11.11.26 PM

Maeve's Cafe in Northeast Minneapolis will shut its doors next month, with its owner bidding an emotional farewell to her customers.

Mary Cassidy has been a fixture in the Northeast dining scene for a quarter of a century, but is closing the doors of her current venture, Maeve's Cafe, on Dec. 22.

She opened the cafe at 300 13th Ave NE in 2011, having previously spent more than a decade running the Audubon Cafe,

In a Facebook post announcing the closure, Cassidy says that her body is "tired and needs some minor repairs."

"After 25 years of enjoying your smiling faces, of watching you and your children and their children grow, it is time to say goodbye," she wrote.

"My heart says, do this forever, unfortunately, my body cannot."

"There aren't words to convey just how much we, I, will miss you all," she continues. "It is almost beyond belief that this chapter is coming to an end. The reality of not seeing your kind faces every day fills me with deep sadness."

She said that another small business has been identified to move into Maeve's soon-to-be-vacant location.

Here's the full post:

Next Up

unsplash restaurant cashier register COVID face mask - crop

7 restaurant groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate

"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.

Screen Shot 2022-01-22 at 7.47.53 AM

Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood

It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.


Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

Hopkins Basketball

Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

argue-wertman booking photos

Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.

rep nolan west mn house

MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting

The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.

Screen Shot 2022-01-20 at 12.56.52 PM

What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?

The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.

icicles, freezing weather, cold weather

Booming noises in the night could be frost quakes

The loud sounds are most likely to happen during the middle of the night.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks

The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.

Reyel Simmons photo 1 - complaint - crop

MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty

He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.


Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates

Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.


Burger Jones

Burger Jones in Minneapolis announces permanent closure

It joins the growing number of shuttered restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Screen Shot 2019-07-25 at 8.07.44 AM

Breaking Bread Cafe temporarily closes down again

It's run by north Minneapolis food nonprofit Appetite for Change.

Screen Shot 2019-03-12 at 8.27.30 PM

St. Paul's Forepaugh's restaurant announces sudden closure

The restaurant was hit by the devastating death of its executive chef last month.