Skip to main content

2 more popular Twin Cities restaurants permanently close

The pandemic continues to apply a firm grip on the restaurant industry.
Joe Senser's

Two more Twin Cities restaurants have closed permanently due to the strains caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

After 32 years, Joe Senser's sports bar and restaurant in Roseville, located at 2350 Cleveland Ave., has closed for good. Joe Senser's sports bar located at 4217 American Blvd. in Bloomington remains open.

Confirmation of the closure comes via a report from WCCO's Jason DeRusha, along with Grafe Auctions announcing that it will be auctioning off more than 500 items from the Roseville store. 

"The Senser's Roseville location has closed and now all the quality food service equipment in the facility will be sold to the public. Highlights include full seating package, full bar, kitchen equipment, decor, and some sports memorabilia. The high bid on each item wins," the auction link explains. 

Senser's was opened by former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser in 1988. 

Across the river in St. Paul a popular ramen restaurant has shuttered for good. RAH'MN announced its permanent closure October 13, again citing the "challenges of Covid-19." The full announcement reads: 

"We have closed RAH’MN permanently today due to the challenges of Covid-19. We apologize to those hoping to come by later this week, we had to close earlier than we like. We once again want to thank all our wonderful guests for stopping by over the last four years. We are so appreciative for all of you and we are grateful for all the memories we have made together. Thank you to our community, Macalester-Groveland neighborhood and all the love from everyone who supported our ramen shop. Thank you for believing in us and making us part of your family dinner, first date or luncheon. We love you all and we will miss you all greatly!! Please support our other restaurant concept Taberna, located in Minneapolis. As well as all the other small businesses challenged with Covid-19. Please stay safe and well, we thank you all for everything you have done for RAH’MN!"

You can find a running list of restaurants that have been forced out of business because of the pandemic here

Next Up

police lights

Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake

The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.


41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch

The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.


Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake

Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.

Screen Shot 2022-11-28 at 9.38.30 AM

St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream

Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.


Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators

The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.


The SCHEELS Experience

Whether looking for reliable hunting and fishing gear or new clothing and shoes, Eden Prairie SCHEELS is a one-stop shopping experience for the whole family.


Charges: Man fatally shot ex's new partner as he dined at Bloomington restaurant

Criminal charges filed Monday detail an alleged motive in the shooting.


Metallica to perform 2 nights in Minneapolis on 2023-24 World Tour

The heavy metal rock band returns to the state for the first time since 2018.

snow, plow

Tuesday storm to dump plowable snow in Minnesota

Snow should reach the Twin Cities Tuesday morning and fall throughout the day.

Screen Shot 2022-11-28 at 6.57.31 AM

Police: Drunk-driver almost struck people watching parade in Bemidji

The man was arrested for DWI charges following the incident.



All 5 Minnesota Bonfire restaurants close permanently

The restaurant industry has been closed to dine-in customers since mid-March.

Screen Shot 2020-07-28 at 9.06.45 AM

Octo Fishbar in St. Paul closes permanently

The restaurant was part of Market House Collaborative in Lowertown.


6 Twin Cities restaurants temporarily close due to COVID-19

All of them announced closures within the past 48 hours.

Screen Shot 2020-05-24 at 2.18.26 PM

Fig & Farro the latest Twin Cities restaurant to close permanently

The plant-based eatery said there's too much uncertainty in the industry.


More restaurants have closed amid the coronavirus pandemic

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

Screen Shot 2020-03-06 at 10.31.25 AM

2 more metro restaurants closed after workers struck with COVID-19

This makes at least five coronavirus closures this week.