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  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Figlio's Closing Marks a Trend for the Capricious Kaskaid Hospitality

    The newest reincarnation of Figlio, this time at the West End, will be closing its doors at the end of October. Kaskaid Hospitality, the parent company behind not only Figlio, but also Union, Crave, Urban Eatery, and Boneyard, made the announcement late last week that Figlio would be remodeled and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Union unveils a new seafood-focused concept for its main level

    Changes are afoot once again at Union Restaurant & Rooftop on Hennepin. Earlier this spring, we reported that their dining room's reservation policy shifted in order to make the main level available to rent out to large private parties and corporate events, effectively closing this are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Former Trocaderos space bought by Crave owners

    Kaskaid hospitality group seems intent on starting off their July with a lot of new ventures. Last week we reported the company, who owns the Crave restaurants as well as Union, Uptown Urban Eatery, and Figlio 2.0, may add a new concept restaurant in the former Old Chicago space in Uptown. Kask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Crave empire might expand to Old Chicago Uptown

    In their ever-growing empire, the Kaskaid company, owners of the Crave restaurants as well as Union, Uptown Urban Eatery, and Figlio 2.0, will likely be heading to Uptown. If the deal goes through, they will purchase the long-standing Old Chicago location on Hennepin Avenue. Here's what the whole de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Figlio makes a comeback

    See also:Primebar opens in Il Gatto spaceIl Gatto ClosedIl Gatto replaces FiglioJust a week after the old space was reopened as PrimeBar, the phoenix of Figlio rises from its original Uptown location and heads for the suburbs. Yesterday it was announced that Parasole sold the brand to the owners of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Downtown Crave: A sneak peek

    Mo PerryThe hip new downtown Crave opens tomorrow​The ever-expanding Crave empire celebrates the grand opening of its most ambitious location yet tomorrow. All traces of former occupant Palomino are long gone, and the space has been given a fresh makeover. Walls have been torn down to create ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Taste of MN bankruptcy filing reveals $1.6 million debt

    ZyckoAndy Faris says his failed company owes him $329K​Andy Faris, the man who ran this year's Taste of Minnesota festival into the ground, has filed bankruptcy paperwork detailing the finances of this year's botched event. And it's worse than we thought. International Event Management, LLC-- ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    Taste of Minnesota ends in bankruptcy

    Is financier Andy Faris to blame?

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    How Andy Faris ran Taste of Minnesota into bankruptcy

    ZyckoAndy Faris ran Taste of Minnesota into Bankruptcy.​Five more people filed claims yesterday against the company that botched the historic Taste of Minnesota festival on Harriet Island and drove it into bankruptcy.This year's Fourth of July weekend event was a complete debacle. A combination of ... More >>