Mr. Rain's Fun House, the restaurant inside the American Visionary Art Museum, will close on June 7, according to information provided by the restaurant.
"Even with wonderful press ... and a series of recognizable achievements ... our pursuit of culinary excellence was not rewarded with the business we expected over the past year," said the statement from the restaurant.
Mr. Rain's Fun House opened in 2009. It's owned by the BPM Restaurant Group, which is chef Bill Buszinski and his wife Maria, and their business partner Perez Klebhan. The restaurant was known for Buszinski's stylish approach to contemporary cuisine and for its adventurous cocktail program, which was run by Klebhan.
The museum, in a statement released to the press, said that it would soon announce its plans for the "transformation and operation" of the third-floor space.
Before Mr. Rain's Fun House opened, the space was occupied by the Joy America Cafe, which at one point was operated by Spike Gjerde, now of Woodberry Kitchen.
The restaurant is planning to announce a special menu for its closing day.
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