Granite City will close St. Louis Park location March 26

Granite City Food & Brewery at 5500 Excelsior Blvd. in St. Louis Park will close Sunday, March 26.

Representatives of the restaurant decided not to renew its lease with Frauenshuh Property Management after it expires Friday, March 31.

The Bloomington-based company and Frauenshuh Property Management, the building owner, could not reach a mutual agreement to renegotiate the lease after Granite City occupied the building for nearly 11 years.

The restaurant employed 61 people, and all staff and management have been offered positions at the company’s four other restaurants in the metro area.