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Report: New restaurant to take over T.G.I. Friday's in Rochester

Friday's closed abruptly Tuesday and left more than 60 employees without a job. The Post Bulletin's Jeff Kiger reports a Twin Cities entrepreneur has plans to move into the space and open a Wild Bill's Sports Saloon.
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