The North Loop is getting back one of its few Chinese dining options.
JUN Szechuan Kitchen & Bar, which opened to much fanfare in 2017, is reopening following nearly a year out of commission.
The restaurant was heavily damaged by a flood when the sprinkler system malfunctioned last October, forcing the owners to close it down.
This past week, they announced in a news release that JUN would finally return for a grand reopening on Thursday, September 12.
“Our team has been working diligently for many months to get the restaurant ready to serve our customers the great Szechuan food we know they have been missing,” said owner Jessie Wong. “We couldn’t be more excited to reopen the doors and welcome them back.”
Wong runs the store with her son Jack, Twin Cities Eater noted in January 2017, the same month they opened for business.
JUN's "sister" restaurant is Roseville Szechuan; both locations specialize in "elevated Chinese cuisine," as the release notes.
With the rebirth of JUN comes some new talent, including noted Twin Cities chef Kyle Dahl, who was most recently executive chef at Masu Sushi & Robata in northeast Minneapolis.
JUN is located in the Washington Avenue space once occupied by Rojo and Shag Sushi.