An iconic St. Paul restaurant met its demise during the COVID-19 shutdown. But thanks to the love and generosity of loyal patrons, the beloved diner plans to reopen in the Spring.

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Costumers raised more than $70,000 for Mickey's Diner in St. Paul through a GoFundMe page

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Owners Eric Mattson and his daughter, Melissa, plan to renovate the diner back to its 1950s look, but with the addition of a heating and cooling system. 

According to a report by KSTP.com, Eric Mattson said, "I want to get the place back up and running, but I'd like it to be a museum when we get done. I'd like it to be perfect. I'd like it to be the way it was."

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Due to construction delays and supply chain issues, the diner's reopening date has been pushed back till next Spring. 

The owners remain hopeful.

"It's a labor of love," Melissa Mattson said. "It really is. It's not a job right now. It's keeping the building alive."

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