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Nosh Restaurant & Bar in Lake City is moving to Winona.

WINONA — A popular Lake City restaurant is prepping to hit US Highway 61 to head south to Winona.

Nosh Restaurant & Bar is building out a new space in Winona’s under renovation historic 102 Walnut St. development, the former Ramer Candy Co. building.

Co-owner and Chef Greg Jaworski anticipates closing the restaurant on Lake City’s South Washington Street by the end of July.

“Hopefully, we’ll be ready to open by late August or early September,” he said of the new Winona location.

While Nosh has had a very successful run in Lake City for 12 years, Jaworski said they decided to make the move for many reasons, including the energy of revitalization in downtown Winona and access to a larger workforce.

“I think the timing is right for this move,” he said. “I think the new spot will be cool. It will be more about what’s on your plate than what’s outside the window.”

The Winona version of Nosh will be more intimate, with seating for about 70 in the dining area compared to the more spread-out design of the Lake City location.

Jaworski and his wife are bringing the core of their Nosh team with them to the new restaurant. Nosh fans should expect a similar menu, though maybe a bit more adventurous.

“I was approached to bring Nosh to Winona, so it will definitely still have the same feel,” he said.

This will be Nosh’s second move since the Jaworskis first opened it in 2004. It was originally based in Wabasha, but moved to Lake City in 2007.

Jeff Kiger tracks business action in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota every day in Heard on the Street. Send tips or questions to jkiger@postbulletin.com or call 507-285-7798.

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