Cafe Twenty Eight, a popular cafe that opened in 2002 in Minneapolis’ Linden Hills neighborhood, will close, likely at year’s end, after its lease was not renewed. Ready for a new challenge, owner Linda Haug said she had been looking to hand off the restaurant for the past couple years and had planned to sell the business to longtime employee Russ Conlon, but landlords Joanne and Tom Ellison had chosen not to renew the lease under Conlon. Haug, whose husband is Surly brewmaster Todd Haug, had hoped that under Conlon the business would remain practically unchanged. Cafe Twenty Eight is known to draw Surly fans from across the country who arrive knowing it will have the brewery’s latest on tap alongside a modestly priced, locally sourced menu. For more on this story, read the Oct. 25 edition of The Tap.