MINNEAPOLIS - Popular Dinkytown dining destination Loring Pasta Bar has abruptly closed, but a new restaurant will soon be opening in its location.
Loring originally opened in 2001.
Jason McLean owned Loring Pasta Bar. In 2015, he was named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging sexual abuse while he was an instructor at Children's Theatre Company Co. in the 1980s. McLean also owned Varsity Theater. According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Varsity Theater was sold last month to a Los Angeles real estate firm for more than $2.5 million.