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Uptown’s Il Gatto Closes Doors For Good

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Uptown restaurant Il Gatto has served its last meal.

The website for the trendy Calhoun Square eatery confirmed the closing, effective Saturday.

A press release from Parasole, its parent company, states the restaurant closed because it “was unable to align the economics of operating the restaurant with the cost of occupying the premises.”

“Parasole restaurants have been a major presence in Uptown for 27 years. We continue to believe in the viability of the Uptown community,” said Kip Clayton, vice president at Parasole, in the release. “Parasole is Uptown’s largest restaurant employer and is experiencing strong sales at our other restaurants in the area, including the Uptown Cafeteria, Burger Jones and Chino Latino.”

The press release states they will make an effort to place Il Gatto employees at other Parasole restaurants and bars in the Twin Cities.

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