The Inn RIP

<i>Beyond pub grub: The roasted red and yellow pepper plate </i>

Beyond pub grub: The roasted red and yellow pepper plate

First Subo, now this?​The rumors started swirling this afternoon, and the Star Tribune confirmed it: The Inn, which opened late last fall, is shutting its doors.

Co-owner Tim Niver told the paper that he doesn't blame the restaurant's tucked-away 10th Street at Marquette location, citing the long runs of former eateries that inhabited the space, Hell's Kitchen and Le Peep. (Though the space's former inhabitant, the well-reviewed Subo, also lasted less than a year.)

Niver acknowledged that business wasn't as good as they needed it to be and said he wasn't really sure why. The caliber of the food and drink certainly can not be blamed. Several items will be sadly missed, including the roasted red and yellow pepper salad, the house-pickled herring, the dinner roll (and the accompanying orange marmalade), the beef short ribs, and the Slim Shim cocktail.