Jim Ringo

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Former Auriga space to be reborn as a deli

    Loopnet.comThe Auriga building has sat vacant for years...​The former home of Auriga, at 1930 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis has been shuttered for four years, slowly decaying--graffiti on the building, weeds in the parking lot--all the while. Fortunately, a new team of restaurateurs plans to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Forum RIP

    The funky, Art Deco space goes dark again.​After less than a year in business, Forum in downtown Minneapolis has shut its doors. The Star Tribune photographed a sign on the door, dated April 17, says simply, "Forum Restaurant and Bar is closed." Owner Jim Ringo, a former Cargill exec, perhaps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Ringo to close this weekend

    Goodbye Ringo--or should we say, au revoir or adios?​On the heels of Sauce's closure, another West End tenant will shut its doors: The Star Tribune reports that Ringo has announced it will close after service on Dec. 18. The news is disappointing, though not surprising--here's why:

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Best new patios

    Michelle LeonUptown Cafeteria's new Skybar is king!​We all have our favorite standbys for outdoor drinking and dining--W.A. Frost's lush garden patio, the busy sidewalk seats at French Meadow, or the Dennis Rodman-drawing roofdeck at Stella's. But have you checked out the breezy surrounds at t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 7, 2010

    Forum is reborn in stunning art deco space

    Contemporary Americana spot finally situated after many incarnations

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Forum-- tour the art deco marvel

    Michelle LeonForum--a marvel in historic preservation. ​Restaurateur Jim Ringo--also of Ringo --has lovingly restored the space at 40 South Seventh Street, most recently occupied by Goodfellows, into a wonder of historic preservation. In the '20s, the space was occupied by the Saxe Theater, a larg ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 23, 2010

    Ringo offers worldly menu

    From South Korea to South Africa

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Coming Soon: Forum

    Someone finally leased the former Goodfellow's space!

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Coming Soon: Ringo's

    A notable Twin Cities chef returns to the stove...