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.

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