Kona Grill - Eden Prairie up in the air?

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Sushi from Kona Grill in Richmond, Va.

The Strib published an article this week on the ongoing financial struggles of former Vikings co-owner James Jundt and his son Marcus, which have evolved from the bankruptcy of Jundt the elder's investment company to include the seemingly perilous existence of a restaurant chain that Marcus Jundt presides over and both men have invested deeply in.

Kona Grill, which bills its cuisine as "east meets west" and prides itself on its steak and sushi, has some 20-odd locations countrywide. The Strib article failed to mention the chain's pending Eden Prairie location, on Flying Cloud Drive across from the Eden Prairie Mall, construction of which appears to have been abandoned. Until recently, there was a sign identifying the structure as "Kona Grill," which is no longer visible from the road, and a "For Lease" sign hangs on the perimeter fence. No one answered the phone Thursday at Kona Grill's Scottsdale, Ariz. headquarters.

Any Eden Prairie folks know more about what's up?

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