That whole this-space-is-cursed thing just might be real.

After less than a year, Il Foro, the Italian remake of the landmark Forum Cafeteria space in downtown Minneapolis, served its last meal on Saturday night. Staff were being informed of the closing today.

The restaurant, the work of Smack Shack entrepreneurs Josh Thoma and Kevin Fitzgerald, and chef Jack Riebel, opened last June. Chef Joe Rolle and his crew earned three stars from this critic.

The glorious art deco interior can’t seem to catch a break. Il Foro joins a long line of tenants (including, most famously, the former Goodfellow's) to occupy the space since the original tenant closed in the mid 1970s. The interior was painstakingly dismantled and reinstalled in new digs when the massive City Center complex opened in the early 1980s.

No word yet from the restaurant’s ownership (other than an email that says that they "will have no further comment") but all Il Foro social media presence has gone dark.

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