The spectator sport of waiting for the Lexington to reopen under new ownership may be coming to an end.
The old St. Paul grande dame on Grand Avenue is set to be revived under the ownership of famed restaurateur Josh Thoma (formerly of La Belle Vie, Solera, and currently of Smack Shack) and the very talented chef Jack Reibel (formerly of Butcher and the Boar, Il Foro, many others). At last.
They've published a Craigslist ad for hiring staff. When reached for comment, Riebel would only confirm: "We are starting the hiring process."
Would he confirm an opening date or any other details?
So there you go, folks. The Lexington will reopen. Soon.
It's not even the new year yet, and 2017 is already off to a promising start.
1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul