Peter’s Grill to Close at Month’s End (“It Looks Like”)

A waitress at Peter’s Grill told the husband of one of our contributors that the venerable (99-year-old) restaurant would be closing its doors “within a month.” A phone conversation with owner Peter Atsidakos confirmed it: “We’re going to close at the end of the month, it looks like,” he said. Atsidakos said that business has been bad since last May, and placed some of the blame on food trucks that compete for the restaurant’s prime lunch business. “There are 14 of them here on the street every day,” he said, “and most of our business is at noontime.”

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James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of a book about Minnesota sandwiches and the people who eat them, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a daily video blogger for CHOW. His latest book is a guide to the food and restaurants of Minneapolis and St. Paul called the Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities. Norton has written about food for Culture: The Word on Cheese, Salon, Gastronomica, Popular Science,, Minnesota Monthly, and City Pages (as a weekly restaurant reviewer).

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