Breaking: Heidi's closed for good [PHOTO]

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Last night this sad note hung on the door of Heidi's, and this afternoon the Hot Dish received confirmation that Heidi's has closed. Unfortunately, that isn't the only sad news from owners Stewart and Heidi Woodman.

See also:
Heidi's to close and return with version 3.0

The Woodmans shared this news with us through their press agent:

After 12 years of marriage, Heidi and Stewart Woodman have mutually come to the decision to divorce. With this news, they announce today that Heidi's Minneapolis, the restaurant they created and co-owned for six years, has closed its doors.


The Woodmans have also released the following statement:

We kindly ask that our privacy be respected. While we've made the decision to end our marriage, we share the same love and commitment to our two children. Our focus is on them at this time.


We wish them both the best of luck.


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tobius01
tobius01

Its true.  Employees didn't receive any wages, salaries, and tips from October and some of their checks bounced from September even.  This closing has created hard times for some people.  There has been an employee relief fund to help the workers with this hard time.

http://www.gofundme.com/4x3zlc  

jordanhanson
jordanhanson

I am just glad that I do not have to hear about it anymore no that it is finally gone.

lambchill
lambchill

Closed doors, left their employees NOTHING, screwed them over yet again. SHAME ON YOU TWO SELFISH PEOPLE.  Your reputations were bad enough now much worse.  No one feels sorry for you.  Think of your staff and the terrible way you have treated them before and now. Hopefully other restaurants will hire them and soon. 

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

If it was such a great restaurant, couldn't/wouldn't they keep it in business and sell it? Closing it nets them the very little. Place must have sucked. #TweetsAreYours

Patrick G. Erhardt
Patrick G. Erhardt

Not surprised...Woodmans probably the biggest asshole in the metro....

Laura J. Benson
Laura J. Benson

So sad!!!! Heidi's was one of my very, very favorite restaurants in town :(. Sending them both peaceful thoughts. . .

gogogadget_89
gogogadget_89

Glad to see their 'Press Agent' is still getting paid! He must be the only one...

Derek Hester
Derek Hester

This is very unfortunate and sad on a lot of levels. Heidi's was a favorite of ours where we recently celebrated our 10th anniversary. I'm sorry to hear about the divorce. But unlike most divorces, this is in the public eye and impacts not just their immediate family, but the great employees who are now out of work. I'm sure the impact to employees crossed Stewart and Heidi's minds, but they have to do what they need to. I hope everyone involved can get though these unfortunate events. I'm sorry we won't have more memories to make there, but thank you for the ones we do have (and the recipe for the great Old Fashion drinks w/rye).

mplsfoodscenester
mplsfoodscenester

Ha! The first time Stuart Woodman has asked 'kindly' for anything!

Lynda Lenz Kuehn
Lynda Lenz Kuehn

Yup, this is the sign we were greeted with last night when we arrived for our reservation for Mpls Restaurant week... :( Sad news all the way around.

LadyCook
LadyCook

Good for Heidi! From what I've heard she put up with Stewart's bull long enough. Too bad for the employees! Screwed over once again by the Woodmans!

maryt58
maryt58

My thoughts are with their employees, as they will probably not get the wages and tips they are owed... I heard Birdhouse employees never got theirs.

Denise Boiselle Arambadjis
Denise Boiselle Arambadjis

Restaurants are tough on marriage. I ought to know goin' on 32 years running our restaurant w/ my hubby. We got married just a couple of months before we opened our doors.

Keith Morioka
Keith Morioka

My thoughts are with Stewart and Heidi and their kids at this time. My heart hurts for them and what they are going through at this time. My first date with my wife was at Heidi's 1.0, so the restaurant holds a special place in our hearts. We have also had the pleasure of getting to know Stewart and Heidi on a more personal level since then and they are wonderful people.

Stacey White
Stacey White

Leah Melstrom now you'll never get to go....

Specialty Meats & Gourmet
Specialty Meats & Gourmet

So sad to see such talent gone from the Twin Cities culinary scene. Hope one or both of them are back cooking in our area soon! Best of luck to them both from all of us here! :(

Zack Switzer
Zack Switzer

Hurry get something new in there!!! Good location!

hayne123
hayne123

No! Such a loss of an incredible culinary asset to this city. Best of luck with their family. Still so sad.

kmorioka
kmorioka

@Randall G Baxter Seriously? That is one of the most tasteless comments that I have heard in a long time. Heidi earlier this year had tested positive for a genetic mutation which put her in high risk for contracting breast and ovarian cancer. She made the tough decision to have a double mastectomy and and having her ovaries, and fallopian tubes removed, as ovarian cancer is virtually undetectable until it's too late. Now, on top of that, their divorce and how they are going to deal with their two kids, and shutting down a restaurant which was their livelihood. These are people. This is their life. Maybe you don't like them or their restaurant, but don't be heartless and callous. 

valeri3
valeri3

@kmorioka hmmm... seems like Stewart is looking for a Heidi 2.0.....

jussayin
jussayin

@kmorioka I'd say sharing all of that personal info about another person is kind of tasteless too.  

WoodmanisaLIAR
WoodmanisaLIAR

@kmorioka Watch the WCCO story.  Stewart Woodman is lying; the bank didn't seize or freeze any assets.  He can't pay the wages he owes his employees, and he spent their tips.  The same thing happened at Birdhouse. 

kmorioka
kmorioka

Are you saying this because of hearsay evidence? Or do you actually have proof of your allegations? Where's your proof?

lambchill
lambchill

@jussayin @kmorioka  having a disease does not give you the right to screw people over and treat many many people and employees of the Woodmans like shit like they did.  

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