After more than a decade and a half of serving Minneapolis great margaritas, Tex-Mex cuisine and plenty of late night parties, Uptown's Bar Abilene has closed. The announcement came through Twitter at 9:23 pm on Sunday night: "Thank you uptown! We love you and will miss you! #mpls." The Star Tribunereports the restaurant is owned by Sam and Sylvia Kaplan of Minneapolis and describes them as "a prominent couple involved in restaurants, the arts and Democratic politics."
CBS Minnesota found a note posted to the front door Monday morning stating, "Old cowboys never die, they just keep moving on." The note goes on to thank employees, vendors and customers.
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[Photo: Bar Abilene/Twitter]