Demolition of former Michael’s restaurant underway

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Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 9:02 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 2:08 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Demolition of the former Michael’s Restaurant and Lounge has officially begun.

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Michael's Demolition
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Traffic impacts can be found below.

UPDATE: According to the City of Rochester, the demolition of the former Michael’s Restaurant and Lounge has been delayed.

Work is now expected to begin July 18 and last through August 26.

Lane reduction will begin July 18.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – A once iconic restaurant located downtown Rochester is officially being torn down.

Crews will begin demolition of the building that once housed the former Michael’s Restaurant and Lounge on Tuesday, July 5.

Traffic will be impacted by the demolition.

One southbound lane on Broadway Ave. will be closed from Center Street to 1st Street southwest. The eastern lane of traffic going south will stay open.

The sidewalk on the western side of Broadway near the work zone will also be closed.

The closures will be in effect through August 12.

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