It's a historic building in downtown Rochester that might just be home to a new restaurant soon.

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That's right, according to THIS Post-Bulletin article, the former home of Goonie's Comedy Club and McGoon's Taxi Co. restaurant, along 2nd Street Southwest, was just sold to a group of local investors. And get this: It sold for $1.5 million.

Hoo boy, that's pretty good price! The building has been empty since last summer when Goonie's closed. (The article says, by the way, that Goonies is close to opening in a new location at the Crooked Pint, off West Circle Drive, to host comedy shows on the weekend.)

The story goes on to say that while the original buyers' deal didn't go through, the sale to Rochester's Mike and A.J. Hawkins, closed last week. And the new owners are now in the process of trying to find a new tenant-- which is hopefully a restaurant.

They're hoping to bring a "quality, possibly mid-range, eatery into the building that could help meet the growing demand of the Mayo Clinic lunchtime rush," the story noted.

I don't know about you, but I always look forward to a new restaurant opening-- and there have been several recent openings here in the Med City. Here's hoping they find a new tenant-- and get things open-- soon!

And, if you're a history buff, like me, you'll be interested to hear that the building was built in 1918, and was originally home to the Olmsted County Bank and Trust.

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