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The original Colossal Cafe to close in south Minneapolis

Its St. Paul locations will stay open, however.
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John and Elizabeth Tinucci

John and Elizabeth Tinucci.

The original Colossal Cafe is closing in Minneapolis.

The ironically-named eatery moved from its tiny, 15-seat original location last year to new, slightly larger digs on 38th Street.

But on Monday, it was announced that its 38th Street cafe would be closing down as of Sunday, Sept. 30, as a result of co-owner John Tinucci's plans to retire from the business.

Taking its place will be a new eatery, called Standish Cafe, with co-owner Elizabeth Tinucci writing: "We will miss you, but we think you'll like the new addition to the neighborhood."

Known particularly for its breakfast menu, the Colossal Cafe has expanded since John and daughter Elizabeth Tinucci bought the business in 2010, opening locations on Grand Avenue and Como Avenue in St. Paul.

These will stay open despite the Minneapolis location shutting down, Elizabeth Tinucci said.

The Colossal Cafe first opened on 42nd and Cedar in 2005, in its distinctive tiny building that previously housed Ma and Ma's.

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