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The last Boston Market restaurant in Minnesota has closed

Sunday was its last day.
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The chicken restaurant chain  Boston Market will no longer have a presence in Minnesota.

The chain, formerly known as Boston Chicken, has closed its final restaurant in the state as of Sunday, with the location at 5300 Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park shutting its doors.

At one point, there were several Boston Markets in the Twin Cities, including in Eagan, Apple Valley and Richfield.

But those have closed in recent years, and in a statement to BMTN, a company spokesman said the St. Louis Park closure comes as the restaurant industry continues "to face challenging market dynamics."

"As part of this process, and as leases are set to expire, we sometimes are forced to make the difficult decision to close locations that can no longer be sustained in certain geographic areas. As such, the restaurant in St. Louis Park will close on Sunday, July 7th."

The 1984-founded chain has grown over the years to have a presence particularly in the Northeast and Midwest United States.

Staff at the St. Louis Park location will receive severance as they lose their jobs.

"We recognize the impact this unfortunate, but necessary decision may have on our team members, who, in many ways, are the heart of our company," a company spokesman added.

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