MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Famous Dave’s location at Calhoun Square in Minneapolis has closed and will be relocated.
According to Jeff Crivello, the CEO of Famous Dave’s, the decision was made to relocate the Uptown location after implementing a new smaller footprint concept.
Crivello says the search is on for a new location within a couple of blocks, and all employees have been offered jobs at other locations. There’s no timeline on when the other location will open.
The last few years have been tough for the Minnetonka-based chain. It shuttered a number of money-losing stores across the country, seen several CEOs come and go, and experimented with a drastic revamp in some stores.
Famous Dave’s was founded in Hayward, Wisconsin, in 1994. The Calhoun Square location opened in 1996.