Peter's Grill likely to close

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Living history that might not be with us much longer

Landmark downtown Minneapolis restaurant Peter's Grill is likely to close its doors at the end of the month. The nearly hundred-year-old restaurant is part of the fabric of downtown Minneapolis office culture, feeding hungry workers diner-style goods. This wouldn't be the first time the restaurant has teetered on the edge of closing up shop for good, but is this the end of an era?

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The restaurant closed in 2006 only to reopen under new ownership. 

Stepping inside Peter's Grill is like being transported to another time, when a clubhouse sandwich paired well with a martini or three.

In recent times, the restaurant has joined the chorus of others who are losing business to the booming food truck trend. Owner Peter Atsidakos told James Norton at the Heavy Table, "There are 14 of them here on the street every day and most of our business is at noontime."

So, get in there and get your Peter's burger fix now, as there likely isn't much time left.


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Peter's Grill - CLOSED

114 S. 8th St., Minneapolis, MN

Category: Restaurant

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richnasser
richnasser

I've tried many Sunday's to eat a breakfast or brunch at Peter's after church.  Always seemed closed - too bad ,it would be a good place to chill after church!

Steve Backoff
Steve Backoff

I was there a few months ago. Don't blame the food trucks. Peter's is OK, but nothing special. You can't live off of nostalgia forever and never change the menu.

Sandi Spars
Sandi Spars

Definitely a landmark! I remember working at CM when everyone was all excited that Clinton was over there eating.

David Hlavac
David Hlavac

Sad, but their food is awful (except for the chocolate pie)

Sj Kireeonna
Sj Kireeonna

Didn't they almost close 10 yrs ago too? I worked at TCF across the street at the time and recall something. I hope they don't have to close.

Robert Barr
Robert Barr

when i worked at the Walker it was a lunchtime destination...

Gérard Boissy
Gérard Boissy

I used to go to the original location, it was so cool inside. A favourite was when Betty the Enlightened Waitress used to work there.

Dayor Maley
Dayor Maley

I will absolutely be sad to see it go...It's one-of-a-kind. Atmospherically it's beautiful in there, too, gorgeous art deco lighting fixtures, walnut booths, and U-shaped counters. Lovely.

Chris Follett
Chris Follett

Yes sad...but truthfully I have not been there in forever. This used to be the go-to lunch spot when I was a youngster visiting dad at the office downtown.

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