The Blue Door is closing its original St. Paul location for good

Two of its Minneapolis locations are still open, with the third temporarily closed.
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The Blue Door Pub, famous for its "Blucy" burgers, has announced it's permanently closing its original location in St. Paul.

The pub announced on Instagram that its location at 1811 Selby Ave. in Merriam Park, which first opened in 2008, will not be reopening.

"While our hearts are filled with sadness, we’ve had such an incredible time over the past years it’s hard to keep our frowns for too long," it said.

"Thank you all for the years of support, thanks for waiting in long lines to eat with us, thanks for enduring hot summer days with us, and cold drafty nights with us, thanks for being awesome, and thanks for all of the wonderful memories!"

The Twin Cities has seen a large number of permanent restaurant and bar closures since the pandemic arrived, bringing with it a series of temporary shutdowns as well as a drop in demand for indoor dining.

Two of The Blue Door's Minneapolis locations, in the Longfellow and Como neighborhoods, are still open for indoor dining.

Its third Minneapolis location, at Lyn-Lake, is yet to reopen.

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