10 Restaurants That Bit the Dust in 2014

Social House
We guess a bacon cheeseburger eggroll isn't enough to bank on.

Some we will miss and to others we flip a collective bird. But to all we say: Good on you for giving it a go. Out with the old, in with the new, and here's to an even more delicious 2015.

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Nye's Polonaise Room Will Close


A beloved Nordeast institution, home of live polka, piano karaoke, and straight-from-the-'50s food and decor, will shutter sometime in 2015. Owners of Nye's Polonaise Room informed staff of the decision on Monday.

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Mosaic Cafe Shutters in South Minneapolis

Courtesy of Mosaic Cafe
Mosaic is no more.

You'll have to get your rosemary garlic fries fix elsewhere: Mosaic Cafe in south Minneapolis closed its doors on Monday after two years of serving grass-fed burgers, healthy lunch options, and frozen custard.

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Bar Abilene unexpectedly closes its doors after 16 years in Uptown


Sometime after bar close on Sunday, Bar Abilene, a 16-year fixture of the Uptown bar scene, abruptly closed its doors for good.

A sign currently posted outside the bar reads, "Old Cowboys never die, they just keep moving on."

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Uptown's Social House, home of the bacon cheeseburger egg roll, is closed

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Uptown loses a sushi spot as Social House announces its closure

Yesterday afternoon, in a posting on Facebook, Social House declared that effective immediately, this Uptown sushi spot would no longer be open for business.

According to the post, which prominently features the "That's all Folks" banner of Looney Toons fame, the landlord of the Uptown building that housed Social House has forced the bar and restaurant out of its lease. The restaurant had been a nine-year tenant of the building.

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3 Tiers, beloved bakery and eclectic bistro in Nokomis, is closed

Keane Amdahl
The kimchee ramen at 3 Tiers

While many of us were out enjoying the long holiday weekend, residents of south Minneapolis were saddened by the news that 3 Tiers Bakery & Bistro has officially closed its doors. The eclectic Nokomis restaurant earned a loyal following for its bargain prices on carafes of wine and creative, flavorful menu items and weekly specials.

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Eat Street Buddha Kitchen is closed

Benjamin Carter Grimes
A sad and surprising bit of news from the possibly doomed corner of Nicollet and W. 26th Street: Hot Dish tipsters clued us in on the news that Eat Street Buddha Kitchen unexpectedly and abruptly closed at midnight on Tuesday. 

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The Gray House in Lyn-Lake will close

The Gray House to close its doors on July 31
Residents of the Lyn-Lake/Uptown area and fans of chef Ian Gray's forward-thinking fare received sad news yesterday, when the Gray House announced on their Facebook page that they'd be closing at the end of July. The restaurant opened toward the end of summer in 2012 and has since been pleasing diners with a unique take on the farm-to-table-style gastropub. 

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The Lynn on Bryant to close

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Joy Summers
There's still time to say goodbye to The Lynn on Bryant
We're crying salty tears into our sweet Baba Rhums. The Lynnhurst neighborhood will be a little less sweet: Yesterday owner Peter Ireland announced that the Lynn on Bryant will close.

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BREAKING: Rye Deli & Bar closes its doors

This afternoon Rye Delicatessen & Bar in Lowry Hill announced on Twitter that it would no longer be open for business.

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