|The lights at the Lex will stay dark|
What was once a venerable St. Paul dining institution has struggled to find its place in the modern restaurant scene. The Lexington closed its doors in May to undergo remodeling as ownership changed hands. The Pioneer Press
is reporting that the sale has now fallen through.
The restaurant has stood at the corner of Grand Avenue and Lexington Parkway since 1935. In its heyday, it was an elegant room where big business deals were made. Anyone who was anyone could be found in the dining room or mulling over a martini in the elegant bar.
Unfortunately, in recent times the location has been plagued by short-term ownership, a dated menu, and a generally floundering business. Many remain hopeful that this beautiful space can find the right mix of owners who have the financial wherewithal to make the necessary updates to the aging building and the right amount of management know-how to carry this classic into a new golden age.
1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN