Rojo the latest restaurant to exit Nicollet Mall space

The spot was previously Randle's and Ling & Louie's.
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There is now just one Rojo restaurant left in the Twin Cities, after its Nicollet Mall location closed down.

The Rojo at the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park is the last Rojo standing after the Twin Cities chain closed its Southdale Center eatery this summer, with its venue at 921 Nicollet Mall following this past weekend.

Rojo, owned by restaurateur Michael McDermott, only opened this spring, which followed the closure of another McDermott restaurant, the sports bar Randle's, which in turn had replaced his Asian eatery, Ling & Louie's.

The closure was confirmed by the Business Journals, with McDermott saying that it had gotten off to a hot start in the summer, but didn't really recover after two people were shot at nearby Crave Restaurant on Hennepin Avenue.

McDermott did tell the magazine he's in talks to bring his Rojo tally back up to two with a potential spot in Maple Grove.

Rojo also had a short-lived tenure at a space in the Minneapolis North Loop, which also last less than a year, per City Pages.

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