The Wedge Table restaurant in Minneapolis is closing this July after six years in business.
The Eat Street spot at 2412 S Nicollet Ave. offers a market, cafe, commissary kitchen, bakehouse and catering, but it is closing July 12 and the building will be sold, according to the Twin Cities Co-op Partners (TCCP), which operates the Wedge Table, as well as the Linden Hills Co-op and the Wedge Community Co-op.
"Since the pandemic started, customer counts and sales have decreased dramatically at the Wedge Table. People quit coming in because they could not or did not need to gather," the website says. "We held on as long as we financially could through the pandemic to keep people employed, but the business model and operating at reduced capacity was not working."
TCCP says it will now consolidate resources and concentrate its efforts on its "core operations," including the aforementioned co-ops and Co-op Partners Warehouse in St. Paul, a wholesale operation that supplies organic produce to retailers.
As a result of the Wedge Table closing, TCCP will outsource its bread operation and will no longer operate the commissary kitchen nor offering catering services. However, commissary and bakery items will still be available, TCCP is just moving the production of the items to its two retail shops.
The raw goods at the Wedge Table will be transferred to the retail stores and TCCP is working to place employees at other locations, while helping others "through the transition," the website says.
The number of people who will be laid off hasn't been determined, Josh Resnik, the group's CEO, told the Star Tribune.
The Wedge Table opened in 2015.