For three restaurant guys who grew up in St. Paul, owning the Lexington on Grand Avenue is a dream come true. Josh Thoma, Jack Riebel and Kevin Fitzgerald are still pinching themselves.
Recently, as they showed off every nook and cranny of the building, which has occupied the corner of Grand Avenue and Lexington Parkway since 1935, the new owners were as reverent as they were excited about reviving the restaurant. (Credit: Twincities.com)
For many generations this venerable St. Paul restaurant had been the launching pad for political campaigns, a hangout for St. Paul Winter Carnival royalty and a see-and-be-seen spot for St. Paul movers and shakers. I would be hard-pressed to find someone I know in St. Paul who hasn't been there. It will be interesting to see the make-over.