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After Over 30 Years, Uptown’s Egg & I Diner Has Closed Forever

The restaurant closed after the executive order, and owners decided not to reopen

The iconic sign of Egg & I
The St. Paul location is expected to reopen
Egg & I [Facebook]

After more than 30 years of serving breakfast classics on Lyndale Avenue, the Egg and I closed without fanfare amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Like so many other restaurants, the eatery shut down when governor Tim Walz ordered all restaurants to close on March 17. According to City Pages, the Egg’s owner Eric Grotbeck, whose mom first opened the restaurant, made the call to sell the property. However, the second location, in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood still plans to reopen when it can.

The Egg & I Diner served diner classics like pancakes and eggs Benedict at 2828 Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis for breakfast and lunch, senven days a week.