Taco Cat the latest Twin Cities restaurant to announce its closure

It was launched in 2014, and got a permanent home in Midtown Global Market in 2015.

Sad news for fans of Taco Cat at the Midtown Global Market, as it's closing at the end of September.

The eatery has been serving tacos, burritos and nachos from the Lake Street food hall for almost five years, having initially started in 2014 by using a shared kitchen at Midtown and delivering food by bicycle in south Minneapolis.

On Tuesday, it announced that it's the latest Twin Cities restaurant to close since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We’ll be running our Thursday-Saturday 4-8pm dinner service until the end of September and then we’re going to close for good," founders Tristan Jimerson and Dan Laeger-Hagemeister announced on Facebook. 

"It’s not an easy decision, but we feel it’s the right one.

"You’ve still got a month or so to get your last Taco Cat in. We’re excited to finish strong and spend this last month we you all. Think of it as a goodbye tour."

The pair told Business Journals that they'd been considering opening a full-scale restaurant, but with the pandemic hammering the industry, they instead are choosing to walk away at the end of their lease.

There is happier news for fans of Mexican cuisine in Minneapolis, with a new taqueria set to open soon in the southwest side of the city. "Coming soon" signs for the El Travieso Taqueria have gone up at 50th Street and Xerxes Avenue South. 

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