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Kozlak's, longtime Shoreview restaurant, closing Saturday

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Kozlak’s Royal Oak Restaurant in Shoreview is closing March 15 after nearly 40 years in business. The property has been sold to a developer who plans to demolish the restaurant to make way for a senior housing development. Construction is planned to start this summer, the Star Tribune reports.

Kozlak’s, at the corner of Hodgson Road and Tanglewood Drive in Shoreview, is known for its beautiful grounds and mature trees as well as for its fine dining. The owners, Mark and Lynn Satt, announced the closing date in a letter to its customers, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Lynn Satt told the Star Tribune that she and her husband have been searching for a new restaurant to buy or operate, and would like to keep as many employees as possible.

“We’d like to stay on this side of town; it could even be Stillwater, Vadnais Heights. There’s just not a lot available. It’s been difficult,” she said.

Local officials have been working with the Satts to try to find a new location within Shoreview, according to city manager Terry Schwerm, the Star Tribune reports.

Schwerm added that having more housing for seniors in Shoreview will help meet a growing need.

Satt is the third generation of her family to operate a restaurant in the area. Satt’s grandparents, Joseph and Gertrude Kozlak, founded Jax Café in Minneapolis in 1943. Her parents, Ruth and Jack Kozlak, bought the old Sandpiper Restaurant in Shoreview in 1977 and turned it into Kozlak's Royal Oak.

The Satts are planning to sell many of the restaurant's fixtures on the online auction site acesbid.com.

As for the property’s oak trees, most of the 18 mature trees will be spared, according to the redevelopment plans. And dozens of new trees will be planted, according to the Star Tribune.

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