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Saint Dinette halts takeout until 'path is more clear'

The popular St. Paul restaurant says it'll be "back better than ever."

A popular St. Paul restaurant has paused offering takeout temporarily.

Saint Dinette on Monday said it was halting takeout to "reflect and refocus so that when the path is more clear, we will be back better than ever." 

The restaurant, which serves French-inspired American fare, said it is "incredibly proud of the versatility and creativity our team has shown this past year" and thanked those who have supported the restaurant. 

In November, Gov. Tim Walz ordered all restaurants to suspend in-person dining again, this time for four weeks amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. Then in December, the governor extended the order prohibiting indoor dining (he did allow outdoor dining) until at least Jan. 11

As a result of these closures, dozens of restaurants have closed for good, while others have decided to opt-out of offering takeout and delivery and instead temporarily close with plans to reopen when restaurants are allowed to serve people indoors again.

Saint Dinette is owned by restaurateur Tim Niver, whose other restaurants in the Twin Cities include Mucci's in St. Paul and Minneapolis, and whose former restaurants include The Strip Club and the Town Talk Diner.

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