Vescio's Italian Restaurant in Dinkytown closing in March

More than 60 years serving Dinkytown.
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After six decades in Dinkytown, Vescio's Italian Restaurant will be serving its final meals at the end of the month. 

The surprise closure was announced on the restaurant's Facebook page late Sunday night. 

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– Wild Onion is closing in St. Paul, with Red Rabbit opening.

"As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. In March, our family will move on to new beginnings, adventures and opportunities. Once again, thank you to all of our customers and friends for so many wonderful memories. We will certainly miss all of you."

Here's the full family statement. 

According to FOX9, Vescio's closed its St. Louis Park location in 2016. They've also been a staple at the State Fair, although it's unclear if they'll be back this year. 

Vescio's opened in Dinkytown in 1956. 

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