2 more popular Twin Cities restaurants permanently close

The pandemic continues to apply a firm grip on the restaurant industry.
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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

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