St. Louis Park's Granite City to Close March 26

Photo: Courtesy Granite City

March 07, 2017 03:26 PM

A St. Louis Park restaurant will close later this month.

The Granite City Food and Brewery, located at 5500 Excelsior Blvd., plans to shut its doors after its parent company decided not to renew its lease with the building's owner.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The current lease expires at the end of the month with March 26 as the last day of operation.

RELATED: Macy's Completes Sale of Downtown Minneapolis Location

The St. Louis Park location has been open for nearly 11 years and employed 61 people. The Bloomington-based company said all staff and management have been offered positions in the location of their choice at one of the company’s four other restaurants in the Twin Cities metro area and St. Cloud.

In all, the company operates 41 restaurants, Granite City Food and Brewery or Cadillac Ranch Great All-American Bar, in 16 states.

A representative for the company said 10 percent of the sales at St. Louis Park location will be donated to the St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP).

Correction: A previous story had a picture of West End in St. Louis Park, but Granite City is not located in that area.


Frank Rajkowski

Copyright 2017 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Blood from a stabbing early Wednesday morning remained on Third Avenue South at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Stabbing Again Raises Questions on Crime-Scene Cleanup

St. Paul Trees Cut Down By Mistake

Lawmakers Continue Push to Overhaul 494-35W Interchange

Scott County Officials Take Different Approach to Tackling Teen Sexting

Daniel Rassier

Former Person of Interest in Wetterling Case Sues Investigators

Wish Granted: Teen Gets His Day at Mall of America and Sea Life Aquarium