Giordano's facing eviction from restaurant in Uptown

The Chicago-based chain's first Minnesota location will likely not reopen
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The currently-closed Giordano's restaurant in Uptown is facing eviction. 

VPC Uptown Pizza, which owns the location, owes roughly $40,000 to Nolan Properties Group and hasn't paid rent for May or June, according to an eviction notice filed late June in Hennepin County District Court. 

The 4,000-square-foot restaurant at 2700 Hennepin Ave. marked the Chicago-based deep dish pizza chain Giordano's first foray into Minnesota in 2015.

The company then opened a second location in Richfield in 2016.

A recorded voicemail for the Uptown location says it is temporarily closed, like many restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Nolan Properties Group and Giordano's did not immediately respond to inquiries. 

The Business Journal reports that the lease was originally signed in July 2014 and had a base rent of $148,000, that later increased to $195,000.

The restaurant failed to pay rent for May and June this year.

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