Closing a restaurant is never easy, but there are better ways than locking out employees, as some companies have been doing, said Tony Boen, regional manager for Duluth, Minn.-based Grandma’s Restaurant Co. Grandma’s now operates eight Minnesota restaurants, in Duluth, Canal Park, Miller Hill and the town of Virginia, under the brand names Grandma’s Saloon & Grill, Little Angie’s, Bellisio’s Wine Bar, and The Great American Bar & Grill.Boen, who has been with Grandma’s for 21 years, has ...

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