Cafe Maude at Loring is closing its doors

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Last call for Cafe Maude at Loring 
When Cafe Maude opened a second location in Loring Park, the spot seemed like a perfect fit. The elegant dinner menu paired beautifully with a focus on craft cocktails, and the crushed-velvet-accented dining room was reminiscent of the old Loring Cafe. However, it wasn't quite as successful as the owners had hoped. They have announced that this week they will soon serve their final meal and not reopen in 2014.

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In a statement, the owners said simply, "We didn't hit the home run we were hoping for with our Loring Park location." New Year's Eve will be their final service, and there are still a few reservations available.

But don't count owner Kevin Sheehy out just yet -- the Loring Park space won't be dark for long. The lights are expected to flip back on in March 2014 with an entirely new restaurant concept. So far, he's keeping mum on the details.

In the meantime, swing in to Cafe Maude at Loring and say farewell. The Penn location continues to thrive and has even resumed lunch service.

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Cafe Maude at Loring - CLOSED

1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN

Category: Restaurant

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tarageisen
tarageisen

@AimeeMorice yep. Knew about both of those. It'll be interesting to see what happens at these places.

Alirox
Alirox

Mediocre food at ridiculous prices. Nobody was under the age of 65 whenever I went there. I liked the bartenders.

Rebeca Solares
Rebeca Solares

The one (and only) time I went in there, I was treated like I was dumb even though I was genuinely asking about their menu. When two business looking guys sat next to me, they were treated far better.

Bindibop
Bindibop

Observation: the restaurant is dark. Literally. I've worked in the building since the first Ruby's incarnation and I've gotta tell you, I'm barely aware of Maude's presence. It's like a black hole on the block. I'm not referring to the food, cocktails or wait staff. I'm, literally, referring to the light-sucking space. I just don't feel anything emanating from behind the darkened windows when I walk past.

Think light next time.

Kirk Burback
Kirk Burback

The cliental was not showing up and the taxes of Minneapolis are crushing. Go figure...

Eric Elvendahl
Eric Elvendahl

Can someone please buy this thing and make it a cool music venue again?

Mary Jo
Mary Jo

The service killed them. I was treated like they were annoyed I was there everytime I went there.

Jesse Spalding
Jesse Spalding

No offense but everytime I went in there, I would always be treated like a tourist and they kept trimming up their Happy Hour which was pretty overpriced to begin with. The bartenders are also way too into themselves and maybe they should feed their hostesses once and a while. However, I did like a lot of their dishes!

Julie Kapitan
Julie Kapitan

I love Cafe Maude on Penn. Sorry it didn't work out at Loring.

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