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Twist restaurant and bar closes in downtown Fargo

The owners say they are reconsidering their approach and hope to introduce a new concept for the location sometime soon.

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Twist, 220 Broadway, has closed. Anyone with gift cards can redeem them at The Boiler Room Fargo or towards a Lakes Weekend Meal Kit from Chef's Table Catering. Forum file photo

FARGO — Twist, a restaurant and bar at 220 Broadway in downtown Fargo, has closed for business.

The owners announced the closure in a Facebook post Tuesday, June 22.

"With current labor challenges, supply chain challenges, and continually rising costs of ingredients and supplies, we have made the difficult decision as a company to focus our resources on our strongest businesses. We are reconsidering our approach at this location, and look forward to introducing a new concept to Downtown Fargo soon," read the statement.

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Those with gift cards can redeem them at The Boiler Room Fargo location or towards a Lake Weekend Meal Kit from Chef's Table Catering . To do so, diners are asked to email manager@chefstablefargo.com with the gift card number and they will issue a promo code for the value of the card.

Great Plains Hospitality opened the restaurant as Twist in January of 2017. At the time, president and CEO Dan Hurder described the eatery's concept as "global fusion, incorporating a variety of flavors and concepts found throughout the world, blended together to create our own unique 'twist' on those flavors and creations."

Prior to that, Great Plains Hospitality operated the restaurant as Sazerac Alley, a New Orleans-inspired Cajun eatery, for a little less than a year.

But most locals likely remember the restaurant best as Monte's, which operated at 220 Broadway from 2002 to 2016.

Twist owners ended their Facebook post thanking diners for their patronage over the years.

"We do apologize for any inconveniences this (the closure) may cause, and we very much thank you for your patronage over the years, and look forward to seeing you again soon."

Angie Wieck is the business editor for The Forum. Email her at awieck@forumcomm.com
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