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Gavin Kaysen announces Bellecour in Wayzata is closing permanently

His second restaurant opened to acclaim in 2017.

After announcing that it was temporarily closing due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, Bellecour in Wayzata is now permanently shutting its doors. 

The announcement was made at 5 p.m. by owner Gavin Kaysen, the award-winning restauranteur/chef who also runs North Loop eateries Spoon & Stable and Demi. 

"As you know, the future of the hospitality profession has been rocked and will continue to be rocked by the pandemic. We have worked incredibly hard to create joy for the community and our team. In addition, over the last four months, we have done everything we can to pivot, adapt and change models in an effort to support the community, provide meaningful work for our team, and have a space to welcome you back to once again," wrote Kaysen of his Wayzata restaurant.  

"As the days and weeks have gone by, we have realized that in a location that is so dependent on seasonal success we are losing more than we can sustain. When the pandemic came, it was just as we were gearing up for the season, and our ability to bounce back has been extremely limited."

Kaysen then confirmed the permanent closing. 

"As a result, we have come to the painful decision to close Bellecour effective immediately. The loss of this restaurant fills me with sadness and frustration, but I remain humbled by the overwhelming support from my management team and guests," he said. 

The pop up Bellecour bakery in the North Loop of Minneapolis will remain open. 

Earlier Thursday, The 508 bar and restaurant on 1st Ave. in Minneapolis made the same decision to close for good. The two establishments join a growing list of restaurants that have not survived the economic toll of the pandemic and related shutdowns. 

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