Skip to main content

Another Mac-Groveland restaurant has closed

It's the second closure announcement in as many days for the St. Paul neighborhood.

Fresh off the news that the St. Clair Broiler is closing its doors, another Mac-Groveland restaurant has shut up shop.

The Grand Central, on Grand Avenue next to the Macalaster College campus, formally closed its doors this past Friday.

"Friday, September 15th was our last day of service," the restaurant announced on its Facebook page.

"Thank you for all of your patronage and support. It has been an amazing 5 years," it added. "We will be taking some time to regroup, focus on our family and our other restaurant."


– Beloved St. Paul restaurant closing after 61 years.

As the Pioneer Press notes, the owners of the Grand Central also own Shish, a Mediterranean cafe just two doors down.

They opened the Grand Central in spring 2013, revamping the former Grand Sandwich space to a coffee shop/deli before remodeling it again last year to turn it into a casual restaurant, the newspaper notes.

Its website says it offered an "intimate environment featuring delicious cuisine" and "flavorful craft beverages."

On Monday, the St. Clair Broiler, on nearby St. Clair Avenue, announced it would also be closing down after 61 years in business. It'll shutter at the end of September.

Next Up

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.59.30 AM

Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.


Uptown restaurant is making way for another Pourhouse

One of the largest spaces in the Uptown neighborhood will soon have a new tenant.

Uptown restaurant is making way for another Pourhouse

One of the largest spaces in the Uptown neighborhood will soon have a new tenant.


More restaurants have closed amid the coronavirus pandemic

Add this Apple Valley and St. Paul restaurant to the list of closures.

Beloved St. Paul restaurant is closing after 61 years

No more burgers, fish fries and malts from the Mac-Groveland mainstay.

Moose and Sadie's

Moose and Sadie's the latest Twin Cities restaurant to close

The coffee shop and cafe has become a fixture of the North Loop.