FARGO – Grazies Italian Grill is closing after 14 years in business, the restaurant owners announced Wednesday in a statement that cited the expanding culinary scene as one reason behind their retirement.
Saturday is the last day for the restaurant in south Fargo’s Multiband Tower at 2000 44th St. S., according to a news release.
The release included a statement from the owners that said the community’s expanding dinner options mean “it’s increasingly important to have hands-on, inspired ownership.”
The statement also thanked customers for allowing Grazies to participate in the local restaurant scene and be a part of dinners, weddings and other events.
The restaurant was the third Grazies location and the first in North Dakota opened by brothers Shane and Scott McCormick in 2002 in the Multiband Tower, which was then known as Lexus Tower. The destination restaurant focused on family-style cuisine and made-from-scratch dishes.
The Fargo eatery was owned and operated by Grazies North Dakota LLC, according to the news release. A 2015 filing with the North Dakota Secretary of State office for Grazies Pasta Company (Fargo) LLC lists Robert Leslie as the registered agent.
The news release said the business is for sale and the owners expect to consider offers soon.