Aperitif Restaurant and Bar will close Monday, just days after a federal investigation of the company that owns the Woodbury establishment was launched.
An Aperitif employee confirmed the closure to Woodbury Patch, but directed calls to the general manager of the nearby Sheraton Hotel. Both are owned by JLT Group, Inc., which is the subject of a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service fraud investigation.
An employee at the Woodbury Sheraton said the hotel would remain open, to his knowledge. The general manager did not immediately return phone calls from Woodbury Patch.
Officials with the FBI and IRS executed a search warrant at JLT Group’s St. Paul headquarters last Friday, FBI special agent Steve Warfield said, though he would not elaborate on the investigation last week.