Aura closes

CARAG — Aura closed Sept. 8 at 3001 Hennepin Ave., but it might not be gone for good. 

OwnerFabrizio Ciccone said he wants to do a similar concept in the neighborhood that targets local customers. In an email, he said the new venue would be “very independent” and “far away from [the] big corporation mentality.”

He said Aura closed after Calhoun Square doubled the rent. 

Calhoun Square officials did not return a call for comment.