This whole Figlio thing has my head spinning.
First they said they were closing because people wanted lighter Italian than Figlio was known for (yeah, cracker crust pizzas, carpaccio, and pollo mattone seem pretty heavy). Then they said on their Facebook that they weren't closing per se, just changing into a different Italian restaurant which would happen with the doors open.
Now, the website says they'll be closing for good on October 31. It also says to visit them in their new spot in the Mall of America, which seems confusing. You won't be visiting a Figlio at MOA, it will be the aforementioned other Italian concept (and will probably kill it out there).
Maybe most of you have dialed out of interest with all of this, but for those who like to know what there is to know, the reason for this last and final death is that the local boys from The Loop have bought the space. Ryan Brevig and partners confirmed that they will be renovating the space and lunching The Loop West End.
"We wanted to get into that area for a while, we think it could use a casual, comfortable, neighborhood destination. We'll be ripping out the bar and the dividing wall and building a center Loop bar right in the middle, making it one big social room." Not unlike the original North Loop location. The menu is a bit of kicked up bar food, and should be about 75% the same as the original, "with some West End twists thrown in."
They'll take over the space at the end of the month and hope to be open by mid-December.
At least I won't have to suffer anyone ever again saying Figlio's.