MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After another beautiful weekend, it’s easy to think about enjoying Minneapolis’ lakes this summer.READ MORE: How Are Hotels Rated? What Does A 5-Star Rating Mean?
But a popular restaurant may not be open at Lake Calhoun.
The Tin Fish has been around for the last eight years. Sheffield and Athena Priest lease the building from the Minneapolis Park Board, which used to run the restaurant as a concession stand. But the Tin Fish’s lease expired over the winter.
The Priests are negotiating a new lease, but the money might not be there.READ MORE: Questions Remain Following St. Louis Park Water Main Break That Left Dozens Of Houses Flooded
Friends and customers are circulating a petition, and the owners say they’re worried that they might not reach a deal.
“We’ve built a business here that we love doing,” Sheffield Priest said. “We have 60 employees that we love working with, and we hope to provide summer jobs for the coming summer. We hope that we can get the doors open and can continue to do what we love to do.”
The Park Board will meet on the a proposed lease Wednesday. Calhoun area commissioner Anita Tabb said the Tin Fish has been a great partner, and they hope to resolve the issue then.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Settles With Journalist Blinded During 2020 Unrest For $600,000