Nov 26, 2018, 2:44pm CST
Marshall Nguyen John Park (center) purchased Burrito Loco on Nov. 20. Craig Weber (left), and Marshall Nguyen (right), represented Burrito Loco on the transaction. John Park, the owner of Eden Prairie's Korean barbecue concept Gogi Bros. House, has purchased Dinkytown's Burrito Loco from its longtime owner. Greg Pillsbury sold Burrito Loco to Park on Nov. 20 for $1 million. After 16 years as the owner of the bar and burrito joint, Pillsbury retired from the hospitality industry. Park opened Gogi Bros in 2015 after operating it for two years as a food truck. Park said he was looking for a while to expand Gogi Bros. into more of a bar scene, and Burrito Loco was a good fit. He plans to keep the Burrito Loco name and most of the menu, but Park said he'll take a page from Gogi Bros. and bring some Korean barbecue to the menu. He also said he'll plan to add more gluten free options. Park will plan to close the restaurant down after Christmas, and hold a grand reopening on New Year's Eve after making some minor updates to the building's interior. Marshall Nguyen from Edina-based Caspian Group represented Park on the sale. Craig Weber from Lakeville-based Metro Equity LLC represented the seller. Dinkytown's bar scene has seen some significant changes over the past year. The Pourhouse took over what was the Library Bar last November, and made a quick exit in September.