It was only open about a year, but this Rochester restaurant says it's already closed-- but it might not be for good.

Fuji Sushi & Asian Bistro, on Second Street in downtown Rochester, posted a note on its door and on its website over the holidays saying it's currently closed for 'restructuring.' I'm not exactly sure what that means, but here what the message on the Fuji website said:

"We are temporarily closed for internal restructuring. Stay tuned for the announcement for re-opening. Please visit iChi Tokyo (South and North) restaurants in the meantime. Sorry for the inconvenience," the site says.

Now, if you remember, Fuji opened only about a year ago in the building that once was home to the Olmsted County Bank and Trust (as the stately stone on the building located at 7 Second Street Southwest still says.) More recently, it was home to McGoon's Taxi Co. and Goonie's Comedy Club (which has since moved next to the Crooked Pint off West Circle Drive in Rochester.)

And, according to this Post-Bulletin story, that building has quite the history when it comes to housing restaurants in the Med City. It remained a bank until the mid 60's, the story said, and "after that, it was home to Tinkler's Restaurant from the 1970s to 1989, Waters Bar and Grill in 1990, the Clubhaus Brew Pub from 1995 to 1997, and O'Neill's Pizza Pub from 2000 to 2005," the story noted.

I'm hoping whatever the 'restructuring' is going on, is over soon. My wife and I and some friends stopped in last summer and had some really good sushi-- and a lovely pint (or two) of Minnesota's own Surly Furious too. I hope it's not closed for good!

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