New restaurant at The District starts construction

Dec. 5, 2018

Roam Kitchen + Bar, a new restaurant from a Twin Cities operator, is under construction in the bar and restaurant area attached to The District.

Roam is owned John Sheehan and Lynn Reimer. They also own Doolittles Woodfire Grill and Porter Creek Hardwood Grill, which have have a total of seven locations in three states.

Construction on Roam started last week on The Empire Mall campus. The plan is to make significant changes to the building, including opening it up, adding booths, windows and soundproofing, along with giving it a little more rustic feel.

“It looks like we will be opening sometime in April at this point but are still trying to push a little sooner,” Sheehan said.

“Management hiring has started, as has some of the training. We will continue to recruit our team of managers through the end of January.”

Menu development likely will be done early next year, he said.

It likely will be heavily influenced by American dishes, wood-fired cooking, a rotisserie in the dining room and a smoker, which will be used on meats and vegetables.

The District will continue to function as an entertainment space, with Roam standing on its own as a restaurant but also complementing events there.

Twin Cities restaurant group to open at The District

New restaurant at The District starts construction

Roam Kitchen + Bar, a new restaurant from a Twin Cities operator, is under construction in the bar and restaurant area attached to The District.

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