Peter's Grill closing after 99 years in downtown Minneapolis - KMSP-TV

Peter's Grill closing after 99 years in downtown Minneapolis

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Line out the door at Peter's Grill in Minneapolis on Friday, June 28. Photo by Rob Olson / FOX 9 News. Line out the door at Peter's Grill in Minneapolis on Friday, June 28. Photo by Rob Olson / FOX 9 News.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

It survived the Great Depression, the Second World War and the fall of Communism, but Peter's Grill couldn't survive the invasion of food trucks to the downtown Minneapolis lunch scene.

Peter's Grill, the oldest continuously-operating restaurant in Minneapolis, will close its doors Saturday after 99 years in business.

The line at Peter's Grill was out the door during Friday's lunch rush. In fact, the Friday finale was so popular they locked the doors before 1 p.m. because they ran out of food.

Greek immigrant Peter Atcas opened the original Peter's Grill at 9th Street and Marquette Avenue. After changing owners and locations several times, Peter Atsidakos -- nephew of Peter Atcas – has preserved the century-old heritage of Peter's Grill from its 114 South 8th Street location.

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