WAYZATA — After less than a year, The Dough Room in Wayzata has closed permanently, according to the restaurant’s General Manager Dan Ostman.

Ostman told Lakeshore Weekly News the restaurant was closing because “It turned out we were not a good fit for the neighborhood.”

“We definitely enjoyed being a part of the Wayzata community. We want to thank the community of Wayzata for their hospitality and our local patrons who would visit us several times a week,” he said.

According to a review on Facebook, a patron of the Dough Room went to the restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 5 and was turned away because the restaurant was out of food. A woman identifying herself as an employee commented on the post saying the staff was informed the same night that the restaurant would be closing.

A sign on the restaurant’s door reads, “Regretfully, The Dough Room will be permanently closed as of Sunday, Oct. 6. We are grateful to everyone who has supported us.”

“It breaks my heart to see any business close, particularly in our own community,” Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce President Becky Pierson said. “I am not privy to any details of the Dough Room’s successes or failures as they were not a member of the Wayzata Area Chamber. What I can say, though, is that the Promenade retail space has been slower to fill than hoped and the Dough Room — and District Fresh before them — felt an impact. There are new businesses moving into the Promenade space in the next year, so we are moving in the right direction and we look forward to the day when the space is at full capacity.”

The Dough Room opened on Oct. 30, 2018, in the space previously held by the District Fresh Kitchen + Bar.

Frances Stevenson is a reporter for the Lakeshore Weekly News, covering the communities around Lake Minnetonka.

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