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Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Cities This Year

Tracking every opening and closing in Minneapolis and St. Paul in 2017


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By Jason DeRusha

(Updated 12/12/2017)
We tend to focus on closings. This week, it was Lucia's. Last week, it was St. Clair Broiler. Big-name closings in 2017: So far, we've lost Victory 44, Upton 43 (supposedly relocating to the North Loop—we'll see), Haute Dish, Brewer's Table at Surly, and Piccolo. But there are big-name openings as well. Generally, I think our closings are replaced by openings, and our openings outpace the closings, and my list bears this out. This is an inexact science, but I figured I'd compile this list and update it continually all year. As always, I encourage your input.

NOTE: This list is of Minneapolis and St. Paul restaurants only—not suburban spots.

CLOSINGS in 2017

1. Victory 44

2. Upton 43/Dirty Bird (Upton moving to North Loop)

3. Haute Dish

4. Brewer’s Table at Surly

5. Strip Club Meat & Fish

6. Bombay Bistro

7. Birdie at Nighthawks

8. Arnellia’s

9. Prairie Dogs

10. Hennepin Steam Room

11. Dragon House

12. Toast Wine Bar

13. SW Craft

14. Dulono’s

15. Mona

16. Tinto Cocina

17. Marin (now Mercy)

18. Marche (now Mercado)

19. Sunrise Inn (becoming Doug Flicker’s Bull’s Horn Food)

20. Grand Café (Now Jamie Malone & Erik Anderson's Grand Café)

21.​ Café Maude (becoming Kim Bartmann/Asher Miller's Book Club)

22.​ Ristorante Luci (now Bar Brigade)

23. Devil’s Advocate (building sold, moved into Dan Kelly’s)

24. Piccolo (now Tenant)

25. Tanpopo (Kyatchi moving in)

26. Bradstreet Crafthouse (building sold)

27. Jerusalem’s (building to be demolished)

28. Loring Pasta Bar (former managers turning it into "Loring Rx")

29. Trotter’s (now Tillie's Farmhouse)

30. Red’s Savoy (St. Paul)

31. Butcher Block

32. St. Clair Broiler

33. The Craftsman (rebooting as The Beacon)

34. Obento-Ya (becming Ramen Kazaama)

35. Third Bird (became Bearcat)

36. Bearcat (became the Bird)

37. Lucia’s

38. Coup d'etat

39. Evergreen Chinese

40. Bulldog N.E. (reopening as Stray Dog)

41. Puperseria la Palmera

​42. Triple Rock Social Club

43. Fabulous Fern's

44. Golden Deli

45. Byte

46. Muffuletta

47. Bottle Rocket

48. Original on 42nd

OPENINGS IN 2017

1. 510 Lounge

2. Bad Waitress (Northeast Minneapolis)

3. Kado No Mise/Kaiseki Furukawa

4. Crisp & Green (North Loop)

5. Jun

6. Bearcat (now closed)

7. The Early Bird

8. Can Can Wonderland

9. Smith & Porter

10. Cardigan Donuts

11. Geno’s Sandwich Shop

12. Mercado by Earl Giles

13. The Cove (poke)

14. The Lexington

15. Rah’MN

16. Brunson’s Pub

17. J. Selby’s

18. Bottle Rocket

19. Randle’s

20. Byte

21. Mercy

22. Bar Brigade

23. Tenant

24. Grand Café

25. Gray Duck Tavern

26. Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse

27. Delicata Pizza

28. StormKing Barbeque

29. Rise Bagel

30. The Original on 42nd

31. The Lynhall

32. Tavern 333

33. Red’s Savoy NE

34. Bushel & Peck

35. Hop Cat MPLS

36. Hennepin Steam Room

37. Seventh Street Truck Park

38. Bardo

39. NOLO Kitchen and Bar

40. Ramen Kazaama (St. Paul)

41. Lucy’s Ethiopian Cuisine

42. Hygge Café (St. Paul)

43. Emperor of India (formerly Prairie Dogs)

44. St. Paul Bagelry (Minneapolis)

45. Tillie's Farmhouse.

46. Dalton & Wade

47. OctoFish Bar

48. Rebel Donut Bar

49. Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

50. Haskell’s Wine Bar

51. Stray Dog (was Bulldog NE)

52. Bull’s Horn (Doug Flicker’s bar)

53. Twin Cities 400 Tavern

54. Lucky Oven Bakery

55. Martina

56. Five Watt Northeast (food in this coffee shop)

57. Book Club (former Café Maude)

58. Pourhouse Dinkytown (was the library bar)

59. Salty Tart (St. Paul)

60. Hasty Tasty (former falafel king)

61. Hai Hai

​62. Original on 42nd

63. Tilt Pinball Bar

64. The Naughty Greek (2nd St. Paul Location)

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