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Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: August 18th, 2016, 11:34 am
by amiller92
Maybe something like a historic armory or an now-empty department store?

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: August 18th, 2016, 11:41 am
by acs
amiller92 wrote:Maybe something like a historic armory or an now-empty department store?
Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: August 18th, 2016, 11:58 am
by EOst
Or a mostly-vacant Post Office, which is already off the tax rolls. ;)

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: August 18th, 2016, 12:15 pm
by MNdible
The Minneapolis Armory seems like a pretty obvious candidate for such a thing, but I actually think that the locations we're talking about (MGM and Schmidt's) are more useful for residents.

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: August 18th, 2016, 2:25 pm
by KML_1981
BoredAgain wrote:
KML_1981 wrote:This could really be a destination if done right. The Twin Cities is really lacking a large, indoor, year-round, public market like this. Fisherman's Warf, Chelsea Market, etc.
Midtown Global Market. Try it sometime.
Oh, I've never heard of that... :roll:

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: August 18th, 2016, 2:28 pm
by KML_1981
EOst wrote:Correction: The Twin Cities is really lacking a large, indoor, year-round, centrally located and tourist-accessible public market.

(Which this isn't either, so.)
If something is good enough it is a neighborhood and game-changer, which this project has the ability to be. It will bring the tourists and looky-loos.

Not to forget that W 7th can have much better transit and maybe this will be a reason to finally get it..

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: September 23rd, 2016, 8:48 am
by mulad
The Barbary Fig on Grand Avenue is closing as the owner retires after 30 years.

http://www.startribune.com/after-three- ... 394569691/

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: September 28th, 2016, 3:15 pm
by mulad
The Pioneer Press has a rundown of recent and expected restaurant openings up into early '17:

http://www.twincities.com/2016/09/27/ne ... s-st-paul/

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: October 3rd, 2016, 2:00 pm
by mulad
The Zantigo in the Alliance Bank skyway food court has closed. They're now down to four locations: Bloomington, Blaine, Fridley, and Woodbury.

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: October 4th, 2016, 4:52 am
by sanguinic

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: October 4th, 2016, 10:36 am
by MNdible
As good as a restaurateur as Russo is, he's a better interview.

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: October 20th, 2016, 3:43 pm
by gcm
At the new Fitzgerald's (aka Salt Cellar). Pretty impressive:

The wraparound bar is huge.
Quite a few television, but they are not obtrusive - feels very upscale not like a sports bar.
I'm not a food person, so I can't report on that.

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: October 22nd, 2016, 8:48 pm
by mulad
New Bohemia is planning to open in 2017 on West 7th Street in one of the buildings going up as part of the 7 Corners Hardware redevelopment site, a block away from the Xcel Center

http://www.twincities.com/2016/10/21/sa ... n-st-paul/

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: November 29th, 2016, 6:08 pm
by mulad
Baja Sol is moving into the old Four Inns location on the skyway level of the U.S. Bank building in downtown. They had crews actively working in there today and some signs up in the window to say what it will be.

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: December 2nd, 2016, 3:31 pm
by mulad
Faces Mears Park in the Galtier building is closing for a remodel/retooling at the end of the year, and they're planning to reopen in March or April.

http://www.startribune.com/faces-mears- ... 401516445/

There was also a lighter piece about the bread at Faces on WCCO yesterday:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/cat ... ears-park/

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: December 7th, 2016, 6:43 pm
by mulad
A preview of the new Pajarito restaurant, opening in the old Glockenspiel location along West 7th at Western Ave & Michigan St.

http://www.twincities.com/2016/12/06/gl ... th-street/

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: December 7th, 2016, 7:09 pm
by seanrichardryan
I take issue with the 'restored original brick' reference. They hacked the original plaster off the walls. :(


Also, this is my friend's restaurant and it's going to be bomb.

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: December 19th, 2016, 9:30 am
by mulad
The remodeling project for Baja Sol in the U.S. Bank building seems to be moving along pretty quickly -- I'm not sure when they'll open, but it's possible they'll be ready by the beginning of January. There's also a Freshii location opening in the Town Square building (across from Potbelly and next to Cassie's [formerly D. Brian's]), and I suspect they're aiming for January too.

Pajarito in the former Glockenspiel location on West 7th is planning to open late this week (Dec. 22nd):

http://www.twincities.com/2016/12/16/pa ... t-st-paul/

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: December 19th, 2016, 11:29 am
by seanrichardryan
Pajarito. very delicious. Opens Wednesday at 3pm.

Get the porkchop and queso fundido for sure.

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Posted: December 21st, 2016, 11:07 am
by RT-Bone
Ox Cart has decided to close on Sundays and Mondays for the winter. Not a great sign.