Sometimes when you see a photo pop up on the internet, you wonder if it is real news or fake news.  You really never know anymore!  Unfortunately, a photo that surfaced on Sunday of a car smashed into the side of a restaurant in Minnesota was real.  Today, the owners shared a heartfelt update.

Owners of Rochester, Minnesota Restaurant Give an Update After Car Smashes Into The Building

If you missed the latest local news, according to KROC-AM News, around 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 12th, a vehicle traveling in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, hit a road barrier, and traveled up the sidewalk and into the side of Marrow Restaurant.  If you aren't familiar with this restaurant, it is one of the newer places to dine in the Med City and sits on the corner of 4th Street Southeast and South Broadway in one of my favorite buildings in town.  It is also one of Rochester's oldest buildings.

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Heartfelt Message From Marrow Restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota

I drive by Marrow every day and seeing the orange cones and caution tape around the building broke my heart this morning.  Below is an update from the owners about the incident and the next steps for the restaurant.

Dear Marrow Family,
In an unforeseen event yesterday, a car crashed into our building. We’re relieved to report that no one was injured in this incident. Thankfully, our first-ever brunch service for Mother’s Day had just concluded, and no guests were in the restaurant at the time—only our dedicated team of five employees who responded swiftly and efficiently to the incident.
As we approach our first anniversary this Thursday, we reflect on the journey in Rochester’s oldest brick building, standing strong for 164 years. Our small family-owned business was built on good bones of resilience & dedication. This incident, while shocking, has not shaken our spirit—it has strengthened our commitment to continuing to serve Rochester with the best experiences.

Note to Fans Indicated that Marrow Restaurant is Now Temporarily Closed in Rochester, Minnesota

Due to necessary repairs and construction, Marrow will temporarily close its doors. We are committed to reopening as soon as possible and will keep you updated every step of the way.

Restaurant Shared With Fans How You Can Help The Employees During This Temporary Closure

We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our loyal guests and the local community. To those asking how to help, a GoFundMe has been set up to support our staff during this period (link in bio). Every little bit helps and is deeply appreciated.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We can’t wait to invite you back soon.

With gratitude, Jeff & Sarah Schwenker

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I'll be watching for the exciting news when Marrow reopens and will share it over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.  Give it a follow to see news for free on local businesses in the area that are opening and closing.

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Rochester Restaurants from A to Z (Almost)

Next time you are trying to figure out where to eat in Rochester, just pick a letter from A to Z and scroll a little bit to see what restaurant you will be eating at tonight. It is the easiest way to make a decision! DISCLAIMER: If you pick "Q", "x" or "y" you will need to pick again.

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