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Grandma’s Restaurant to Close

KARE 11 reported that Grandma’s Saloon and Grill, a West Bank staple for 27 years, will close its doors May 22. The Minnesota Daily reported that the decision to close came from Grandma’s corporate offices.
A number of factors contributed to the closing. The recent smoking ban and the 35W bridge collapse have taken their toll on the restaurant. The slow economy isn’t helping either.
“There's less disposable income, I get that. Heck, all of us go out less,? said General Manager Hal Holmes.
The closing came as a surprise to the restaurant’s employees, according the Minnesota Daily.
“It was pretty short notice,? server Whitney Peterson said. (Minnesota Daily)
Holmes said he’s going to try to stay open longer to help out his employees. “The longer we stay open, the better it is for our staff,? he said. “They've got four weeks to make as much money as they can.? (Minnesota Daily)