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El Burrito Minneapolis closes permanently in wake of coronavirus crisis

The Mexican restaurant shuttered its doors for good on Monday.
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Finding it impossible to recover from the coronavirus-related shutdowns in Minnesota, El Burrito Minneapolis has decided to permanently close. 

The Mexican restaurant located at 4820 Chicago Ave. announced the sad news on its Facebook page Monday. 

"Due to COVID-19 crisis and governmental resulting actions, unfortunately with heavy hearts we announce that we are now permanently closed. We are forever grateful to our customers and staff. We wish you all good health and happiness!" the message reads

The family-owned restaurant still has another location open for business, with El Burrito Mercado located at 175 Cesar Chavez St. in St. Paul. 

El Burrito Minneapolis opened in 2018 near the corner of 48th St. and Chicago Ave., effectively taking over the building previously occupied by Pepito's in south Minneapolis. 

Eater Twin Cities notes that El Burrito was best known for its giant burritos and "perfect margaritas." 

Like many businesses affected by the coronavirus shutdowns, bars and restaurants have been hit especially hard due to the ban on in-restaurant dining. 

The state's department of employment and economics has received approximately 560,000 unemployment insurance applications since March 16. 

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