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Porky's is closed?

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Has anyone else noticed that Porky's in NE Minneapolis is closed? We were down that way for the Art O Whirl today and stopped by and it looked deserted. On the front door was a note that said they were closed due to difficulties with zoning and licensing. I remember when they first attempted to build in Minneapolis they had to jump through a lot of hoops to locate there.

Does anybody know what happened?

Did they really close due to zoning or was business just that bad and it looks better if they can blame it on zoning?

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Porky's
1851 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

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  1. I am not sure if they are closed or not, but I don't see how they have stayed open for as long as they have. There is NEVER anybody in there even when they are open. After eating there once I know why. Not quite sure how the place turns a profit. I thought the zoning and licensing issues were resolved before they opened. I don't wish them any doom, but I do wish they had good food and good service. They are digging their own grave in my eyes.

    1. I do not know why they are closed, but they are closed. If we can go to Taco Riendo, Adelitas, Holy Land, Crescent Moon #1, Sen Lai Sen Yek, Diamond's, Hyderabad, Kim's, Ideal Diner, El Sabor or Uncle Frankie's, why would we go to Porky's?

      In my experience, their food made Sonic look like something from Cooking Light.

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      Ideal Diner
      1314 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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      1. re: JimGrinsfelder

        Seconded. Too much good food in that area for Porky's to survive.