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A familiar Rochester restaurant is getting set to expand and open a location in the Twin Cities.

How cool is this? Usually, we read stories of how various restaurants that are popular in the Twin Cities are expanding and opening a location here in Rochester (like, say, Red Cow which is opening a location here later this year.) But now there's word that this favorite Med City restaurant is getting ready to open a location in the Twin Cities metro.

According to BringMeTheNews, Newt's is getting ready to expand and open another location in the southeast metro. If you're keeping score, there are already four Newt's locations here in Rah-Rah-Rochester: Newt's North, off Highway-52; Newt's South, in the Crossroads Shopping Center; Newt's Downtown, on 1st Street; and Newt's Express, a faster version of the regular, sit-down restaurants located in the Mayo Clinic subway level, its site says.

And later this year, the famous Newt's name will expand to Apple Valley, where the restaurant known for its 'Cold Beer & Great Burgers' is getting ready to open its fourth location. Specifically, the new Newt's Apple Valley will be located at 15610 English Avenue, not too far off Pilot Knob Road. The story said it'll be opening in just a few weeks, on July 1st.

Newt's has been a Rochester staple ever since it first opened back in 1980. And back then, their site says, you could get a tap beer for the whopping price of 75 cents! Of course, prices are a little more than that now-- but you have a much better selection now, too-- with Newt's menu featuring over a dozen burgers and 30 Minnesota beers.

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