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After 17 Years, Mission American Kitchen and Bar Closes Down

The rent is too high

Downtown Minneapolis restaurant Mission American Kitchen and Bar locked the doors to the space in the IDS Center. Self-described as “power lunch capital of Downtown Minneapolis,” the eatery posted the following notice on the door at 77 South 7th Street:

Given the increasingly nonviable cost structure of doing business downtown, we for many months, attempted to earnestly negotiate terms of a remodel and sustainable lease for Mission. After 17 years of faithful service in the IDS Center, we regrettably report that we were unsuccessful in achieving workable terms and have decided to close the business, effective immediately.

The website and social media presence for Mission American Kitchen and Bar is gone as well. No more truffle cream cheese wontons, blackened salmon, halibut cakes, caesar salads, or shrimp mango lettuce wraps for the downtown Minneapolis set.

Mission American Kitchen, Open Since 2003, Has Closed in the IDS Center [City Pages]