Remember that restaurant that used to be in the basement of Porch?  A huge rush of people showed up to say goodbye when Porch announced it was closing in Rochester, Minnesota back in September 2021.  When that restaurant closed, it also meant that the doors closed for Boxcar Hippie.  Well, here is a little bit of good news on this cold, December day.  Boxcar Hippie is reopening and we now know the day you can drop in and chow down on some amazing burritos.

opening soon stamp. opening soon label. square grunge sign
Aquir ThinkStock

Popular Boxcar Hippie Re-Opening Soon at New Location in Rochester, Minnesota

I'm pretty sure I've tasted all of the burritos in Rochester and if you aren't a fan, well, more for the rest of us.  If you do love a good burrito now and then, this will basically be the best news of your week because one of the popular burrito spots in town is coming back to us.

Best burritos in town! COMING (back) SOON! - Boxcar Hippie Facebook Page

Boxcar Hippie, which was previously in the lower level of Porch and closed in the fall of 2021, just put a sign up in town at their new location.  I've known for a bit that this was going to be happening but was just waiting for the sign...and well, the actual sign on the building was all I needed to make my stomach growl.

Jessica Williams/TSM
Jessica Williams/TSM

The new location is located at 1190 16th Street SW near TerraLoco and Hot Chip Burger.  You can get directions to the new spot for Boxcar Hippie here.

Y-105FM logo
Get our free mobile app

When is Boxcar Hippie Planning to Re-open in Rochester?

I'll be honest, I've been a little stalkerish and have driven by the new location quite a few times lately to check on the progress to see when we can bite down on some burritos.  According to their Facebook post, they will be opening up on January 2nd at Noon.

Do you know a new place that is opening up in Southeast Minnesota?

I love getting sneak peeks and learning about the new places popping up in the area.  (And, if you are a business, I tend to have about 1 million+ clicks on my stories each it is a good idea to connect!). Send me a note at or find me on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

List of Rochester Businesses That Closed in 2021

2021 was another year that was full of challenges for businesses throughout the country, including Rochester, Minnesota. Unfortunately, our community saw many businesses that said "good-bye" and closed for good.

More From Y-105FM