In Bloom to Close Permanently at Keg & Case Market

Owners Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer made the announcement Monday evening
Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer at In Bloom

Photo by Kevin Kramer

In Bloom at Keg & Case Market in St. Paul has closed permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news follows several high-profile closings, including Pazzaluna in St. Paul, and the Bachelor Farmer, Muddy Waters, and Fuji Ya in Minneapolis.

The concept included a huge open-fire oven. In Minnesota Monthly‘s 2018 review, Jason DeRusha raved: “The chicken for two dish glistens with a heavy dose of basted butter and arrives with an intoxicating aroma of the fire and rosemary in the stuffing. It gave me all the comfort-food feels.”

The news was confirmed in a statement issued by owners Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer (Corner Table, Revival). Read it in full below.

Today, In Bloom in the Keg & Case Market will officially close. We are so proud of what we have accomplished over the past ~2 years. We’ve received incredible acknowledgements from our community, partners, guests, including James Beard nominations and the Star Tribune’s award for ‘Restaurant of the Year’ in 2019.

As the decline in fine dining continues in the restaurant industry as a whole, our vision for In Bloom has run its course. We are grateful to the Keg & Case team, our fellow merchants in the market and the entire West 7th, St. Paul community for the opportunity.

Our Revival Smoked Meats stall will stay so we can continue to have a connection with the Keg & Case Market and West 7th community. We hope to see everyone at the patio soon!

P.S. – We have more exciting announcements to come! So stay tuned.

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