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Vescio's in Dinkytown closing after 60 years

The Dinkytown spot closes this March.

MINNEAPOLIS - After more than 60 years, a family owned Italian restaurant will be serving its final pizza.

Vescio's Italian Restaurant in Dinkytown announced the closure on Sunday on its Facebook page, saying "all good things must come to an end."

The restaurant opened in the 1950s before opening a second location in St. Louis Park decades later. Two years ago, the Vescio family closed the doors to that location, selling the business to a roofing and remodeling company.

The Dinkytown restaurant, which had become a staple for students, faculty and others within the neighboring University of Minnesota campus will close in March, the restaurant posted, to move on to "new beginnings, adventures and opportunities."

"It has been one heck of a run. We have had the pleasure of serving multiple generations of families over the years. We have even had five generations of our own family working at Vescio’s in Dinkytown!!! The Vescio family is very grateful to our past and present employees who have worked alongside us. You are all family and we can’t thank you enough for your countless hours of hard work and dedication," the post reads. "A special thanks goes out to all of our customers. Many of you have become good friends throughout the years. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve everyone and be a part of your lives."