Moose & Sadie's in Minneapolis closing permanently, citing financial strain from COVID-19

Moose & Sadie's is closing its doors after nearly three decades in Minneapolis's North Loop.

In a post on Instagram, the cafe, which first opened in 1991, said it could no longer weather the storm of the coronavirus crisis.

"With immense sorrow, we have closed our doors for the last time," the post stated. "The economic impact of this crisis was just too much for our small business to overcome."

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Moose & Sadie's joins a host of other restaurants in the Twin Cities that have been forced to shut down lately, such as Pazzaluna, Bonfire and Muddy Waters, as restrictions on dine-in service have eaten away at eateries' revenue.

Gov. Tim Walz is expected to make an announcement Wednesday afternoon on a phased plan for restoring dine-in service at bars and restaurants as soon as June 1.

Even with the possibility of diners returning to at least some tables, Hospitality Minnesota estimates that thousands of restaurants and bars could be shuttered as early as this summer if they don't receive much-needed stimulus aid.