That's why we're heartbroken to report a fire started there Sunday evening, clearing the restaurant of employees and customers. The Minneapolis Fire Department arrived at the scene sometime around 6 p.m., and reported that the fire was under control, and no one was hurt.
Well, not seriously injured -- but we bet a few people were a little "hurt" by not getting a pizza or snack from among Young Joni's fire-roasted menu items. The fire's cause is "under investigation," but it's not a bad guess to think it might've originated in that smoky kitchen... just like so many delicious food items have.
Young Joni announced it would stay closed "until further notice," and that it, like the fire department, is looking into the cause of the fire.
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Young Joni experienced a fire tonight and thankfully all of our diners and staff were able to evacuate the building safely. While the cause is still under investigation, we want to give our deepest thanks to the Minneapolis Fire Department for their quick response. It will take us some time to fully assess the damage and we’ll share an update once we know more. Young Joni will remain closed until further notice. Thank you for your well wishes and we look forward to serving you again soon.
In the meantime, Ann Kim's pizzas can still be found at Pizzeria Lola and Hello Pizza, and we'd encourage you to throw the budding entrepreneur a little money while this place is closed. Let's hope it's back in business soon. This is good pizza weather, and Kim knows what she's doing.