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We've known for a little while that Rochester, Minnesota is getting a new restaurant. It's a chain but this is their first location in Rochester and it's called The Boulder Tap House. Their Rochester location is at Miracle Mile. People are very excited for them to open but that's just the problem... when are they opening? No one seems to know the true answer.

I did some digging. I looked on their website and couldn't find anything, just 'Coming Soon'. But I did find an email to the Rochester location, so I emailed them in hopes of learning when they'll be opening but it's been about 24 hours as of writing this, and I haven't heard anything. So then I drove over to the location to see if I could get any more information.

Sadly, I didn't find any signs explicitly saying when they'll be opening, just a bunch of 'Coming Soon' signs. I did, however, find signs saying that they're hiring. I could be wrong, but I don't think they'd start hiring people unless they're opening within the next month or two, right?

UPDATE: Jake B. messaged me on my Instagram and I also got an email back from someone at The Boulder Tap House saying the same thing, that they're hoping to be open by mid-April! They're waiting on the construction of the building to be done and they'll share updates on their website.

Carly Ross, Townsquare Media
Carly Ross, Townsquare Media

My theory actually lines up with what I saw a couple of people say on the Spotted in Rochester Facebook group. Chad said "Mid to late April hopefully" and Halley said "I heard late March". To me, either one of those are a good guess, especially if they're hiring people right now. I also don't know how long those 'We're Hiring' signs have been up.

So fingers crossed The Boulder Tap House is opening soon! Their menu looks delicious and people who have been to locations elsewhere in the state say that it's really good. If you know anything about when they're opening, shoot me a message either on my Instagram (@carlyrossonair) or on our station app.

While we're excited for The Boulder Tap House to open, there are other restaurants that we also want to come to Rochester! Keep scrolling to see the 10 restaurants Rochester wants most, and see if you agree.

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