Loring Pasta Bar closes, to reopen under new management

Photo Courtesy: Felipe Eguiarte

Loring Pasta Bar, a popular restaurant in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis, abruptly closed on Monday with an announcement of new management.

A sign posted on the door announced the restaurant is under new management and will reopen on August 9 as Loring & Pharmacy Bar. A worker confirmed the transition with Fox 9. The new establishment will be "staff owned and operated."

Updates on the restaurant's Facebook page also reflected the change.

The change in management comes after Jason McLean, owner of Loring Pasta Bar, faced sexual assault accusations. McLean also owned Varsity Theater.