Twin Cities restaurateur to replace shuttered Joe Senser’s in Eagan

Joel Lehman, who also owns and operates Trattoria Da Vinci in St. Paul’s Lowertown, tells Sun Thisweek he plans to revive the site with a new bar and grill. Renovations on the new Eagan eatery -- Lone Oak Grill -- are underway and should be complete by the end of July. Joe Senser's Sports Grill and Bar closed last fall after Amy Senser was charged in the hit-and-run death of a man in Minneapolis last summer. She was convicted last month of criminal vehicular homicide.
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Joel Lehman, who also owns and operates Trattoria Da Vinci in St. Paul’s Lowertown, tells Sun Thisweek he plans to revive the site with a new bar and grill. Renovations on the new Eagan eatery -- Lone Oak Grill -- are underway and should be complete by the end of July. Joe Senser's Sports Grill and Bar closed last fall after Amy Senser was charged in the hit-and-run death of a man in Minneapolis last summer. She was convicted last month of criminal vehicular homicide.

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