Three Uptown restaurants announce closure in one week 

Amore Uptown, Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar, and Stella’s Fish Cafe are closing their doors.

Stella's Fish Cafe in Uptown announced Saturday that it will be closing its doors for good. (Stella's Fish Cafe/Facebook)

Within a five-day span, three restaurants in Uptown announced they are shutting down.

One of those restaurants, Amore Uptown, has already been purchased by new owners and will reopen under a new name.

On Thursday, a sign was discovered on Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar with news of its closure.

“Sadly, we must say Goodbye. Williams is permanently closed,” the sign said, according to the Star Tribune.

Williams has been in business since the 1970s. It temporarily closed in January after windows were shattered and a person was injured during a shooting.

Stella’s Fish Cafe then announced on Saturday that Nov. 26 will be its last day.

“We will miss the beautiful community that has come through our doors over the past 17 years. You’ve truly supported a dream that has surpassed all expectations,” the restaurant said on Facebook.

Stella’s temporarily closed in September for an emergency pest management visit after a viral video appeared to show a mouse crawling around in a bin of rice.

It also sustained $82,000 in damage last summer when it was started on fire by an arsonist.

A fourth Uptown restaurant, Uptown Tavern & Rooftop, closed on Oct. 22 after 17 years in business.

The Minneapolis neighborhood was overrun by agitators in the summer of 2021 after Winston Boogie Smith was killed by deputies acting on behalf of a federal fugitive task force in an Uptown parking ramp. The area became a hotspot for arson, looting, burglary, and property damage. At one point, activists took control of an intersection and closed it to traffic.


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