Popular Minnesota Restaurant Closed 9 Years Ago, But Is Now Back, In a Way
It may have closed nearly a decade ago, but this popular Minnesota restaurant is back... kind of.
Michael's was a famous hot spot in southeast Minnesota for YEARS. Thanks to its close proximity to the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the classic restaurant on South Broadway in Minnesota's Med City hosted numerous famous folks and celebrities over the years, as the pictures on its walls could attest.
However, the popular restaurant closed its doors for good back in 2014, with grand plans for that valuable property in the heart of Rochester's downtown. A proposed apartment building, hotel, and street-level retail space were all in the works but those plans were shelved.
Current owners are apparently still looking to redevelop the property, but rising interest rates and other timing issues have delayed the project, according to Titan Development & Investments.
But, while the restaurant itself may be gone, several favorites from its beloved menu are back... for a limited time at another classic southeast Minnesota restaurant. The Hubbell House in Mantorville, Minnesota, announced that it's bringing back several favorite menu items from Michael's this fall.
According to a post on the Hubbell House Facebook page:
We are excited to share that Michaels Week(s) will be returning to the Hubbell House October 4-15! Be sure to mark your calendars and make a trip out to the Hubbell House to enjoy some favorite pastime dishes and Pappas Family recipes from Michaels Restaurant.
So if you can't wait to get your hands on Michael's favorites like Chef George's Michaelwich, Koto Me Koukounari (Greek Chicken), or the Garides Tourkolimano (Greek Shrimp), you'll want to check out The Hubbell House before October 15th!
The Hubbell House itself is a classic Minnesota restaurant, having first opened way back in 1854 (as the sign outside says), and has ALSO hosted some famous folks and celebrities over the years. Keep scrolling to see who's shared a meal there!
15 Celebrities that Have Visited The Hubbell House in Mantorville, Minnesota
Gallery Credit: Jessica Williams