New owners making changes at The Lexi...

New owners making changes at The Lexington restaurant in St. Paul

There are 173 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 31, 2011, titled New owners making changes at The Lexington restaurant in St. Paul. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Lexington on Grand Avenue in St. Paul has been sold, and the 76-year-old institution is in for some changes.

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Sarah D

Minneapolis, MN

#164 Apr 7, 2011
What is wrong with just wishing these people good luck and success in keeping the Lexington going?

Some of you are acting as though you WANT them to fail. What's up with that?
Only One Individual

Minneapolis, MN

#165 Apr 7, 2011
Sarah D wrote:
What is wrong with just wishing these people good luck and success in keeping the Lexington going?
Some of you are acting as though you WANT them to fail. What's up with that?
Agree - just crazy Jim wants them to fail because he knows they will based upon his extensive research and general knowledge of all things that fail.
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#166 Apr 7, 2011
Agree wrote:
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His comments are worthless alright.
The feeling is mutual
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#167 Apr 7, 2011
Sarah D wrote:
What is wrong with just wishing these people good luck and success in keeping the Lexington going?
Some of you are acting as though you WANT them to fail. What's up with that?
I did wish them well... but I also stated facts and history that LEANS TOWARDS FAILURE....yet the lexington lemmings refuse to lisyen to that
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#168 Apr 7, 2011
Only One Individual wrote:
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Agree - just crazy Jim wants them to fail because he knows they will based upon his extensive research and general knowledge of all things that fail.
Like your failed post??
Mary R

Minneapolis, MN

#169 Apr 7, 2011
I had dinner at the Lex last night with a large group and it was excellent. Place was packed.
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#170 Apr 8, 2011
Sure not many cars when I drove by around lunchtime today....you would think it would have been packed with a Lent lunch special!

“Keeping the Hive Alive!”

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis

#171 Apr 8, 2011
Jim wrote:
Sure not many cars when I drove by around lunchtime today....you would think it would have been packed with a Lent lunch special!
Everyone was at the Twins game, silly!
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#172 Apr 8, 2011
amy beehive wrote:
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Everyone was at the Twins game, silly!
well you would think that would open up seats for those people waiting all the other days --when the place is so "packed"
Bill Fields

Merritt Island, FL

#173 Apr 8, 2011
Foolish wrote:
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What is foolish is that you are so undone over this.
He's all a-twit!
simple math

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#174 Apr 9, 2011
Jim wrote:
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well you would think that would open up seats for those people waiting all the other days --when the place is so "packed"
I'm reminded of the admonition: If one person tells you that you have a tail, you can probably ignore them; if ten people tell you that you have a tail, you should turn around and take a look.

Let me suggest that you take a look at how your relentless (and arguably bizarre) comments have been judged. By my count, none have been favorable.

No doubt you'll claim that you don't care what people think. If that were true, you'd have abandoned this thread long ago.
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#175 Apr 9, 2011
simple math wrote:
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I'm reminded of the admonition: If one person tells you that you have a tail, you can probably ignore them; if ten people tell you that you have a tail, you should turn around and take a look.
Let me suggest that you take a look at how your relentless (and arguably bizarre) comments have been judged. By my count, none have been favorable.
No doubt you'll claim that you don't care what people think. If that were true, you'd have abandoned this thread long ago.
Silly argument. People come here to post how great they think the place is because they have some kind of history with it. I have posted facts about the place (and restaurants like it) that have failed. I have wished them well...but the place is dated...a new menu wont help that...nor will it help their location. People cannot argue against the facts...so it becomes personal..and the silly "judging" thing means nothing!
simple math

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#176 Apr 9, 2011
Jim wrote:
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Silly argument. People come here to post how great they think the place is because they have some kind of history with it. I have posted facts about the place (and restaurants like it) that have failed. I have wished them well...but the place is dated...a new menu wont help that...nor will it help their location. People cannot argue against the facts...so it becomes personal..and the silly "judging" thing means nothing!
Yes, I've seen your repeated invocation of "facts". Facts differ from opinion in that they can be confirmed. Can you point to a single assertion in any of your posts that falls clearly on the factual side of that distinction? And before you post yet again, please keep in mind that your claim that the place is "dated" is not necessarily a fact, it's an opinion. Even if true, however, I'm not sure it's meaningful to the question of whether a restaurant succeeds or fails. Many successful restaurants are virtually unchanged for decades. Ever eaten at Peter Luger or Delmonico's? More locally, how about Mancini's or David Fong's? All are "dated", but seem to be doing just fine.

Your criticism of the location of the Lexington is simply puzzling.

By the way, I have no history whatsoever with the Lexington. What I take issue with is baseless posturing and flawed argument.

Since: Feb 10

Minneapolis, MN

#177 Apr 9, 2011
Tom Scallen had the right idea when he bought the Lex, keep everything the same, and keep the quality, the menu and the ambiance the same as it has been.
This is an Ico in ST Paul, and compares to Murrays in Minneapolis.
The great restaurants like the Blue Horse, Harrys, Charlies, etc are all gone, and so is the great eating places of our twin cities.
The lex is on of the last truly great eating establishments in the twin cities, I hope the new owners keep the menus that kept me coming there year after year, and the wait staff was always great, I hope they kept them.
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#178 Apr 9, 2011
simple math wrote:
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Yes, I've seen your repeated invocation of "facts". Facts differ from opinion in that they can be confirmed. Can you point to a single assertion in any of your posts that falls clearly on the factual side of that distinction? And before you post yet again, please keep in mind that your claim that the place is "dated" is not necessarily a fact, it's an opinion. Even if true, however, I'm not sure it's meaningful to the question of whether a restaurant succeeds or fails. Many successful restaurants are virtually unchanged for decades. Ever eaten at Peter Luger or Delmonico's? More locally, how about Mancini's or David Fong's? All are "dated", but seem to be doing just fine.
Your criticism of the location of the Lexington is simply puzzling.

By the way, I have no history whatsoever with the Lexington. What I take issue with is baseless posturing and flawed argument.
Answer this simple question. When a new restaurant is built-How ofter do they use a dark paneling that covers the walls? How ofter do they construct a building with few--if any windows?

There...your answer can only be...You are right...that style is dated. Any other answer is you denying the truth.

You ever eat at places like the Coachman? The Fox and Hounds, The Manor, Etc..ect?? OF COURSE NOT! THEY CLOSED BECAUSE THEY WERE THE SAME AS THE LEXINGTON!

If you have no connection with the Lexington...you sure have a strange way of showing it.
Jim

Minneapolis, MN

#179 Apr 11, 2011
I have no basis for any of the comments I made or useless links I attached to my posts. I like to get attention so I post inane and stupid comments to start arguments about topics I know nothing about.
Jim

Minneapolis, MN

#180 Apr 11, 2011
simple math wrote:
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I'm reminded of the admonition: If one person tells you that you have a tail, you can probably ignore them; if ten people tell you that you have a tail, you should turn around and take a look.
Let me suggest that you take a look at how your relentless (and arguably bizarre) comments have been judged. By my count, none have been favorable.
No doubt you'll claim that you don't care what people think. If that were true, you'd have abandoned this thread long ago.
I am not smart enough to figure that out.
Who Said

Minneapolis, MN

#181 Apr 11, 2011
Jim wrote:
Sure not many cars when I drove by around lunchtime today....you would think it would have been packed with a Lent lunch special!
Who said there was a Lent Lunch special or is this something else you made up?
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#182 Apr 11, 2011
Jim wrote:
I have no basis for any of the comments I made or useless links I attached to my posts. I like to get attention so I post inane and stupid comments to start arguments about topics I know nothing about.
wOW ..A STALKER AND AN IMPERSONATOR...Some military man you are
Jim

Circle Pines, MN

#184 Apr 11, 2011
Who Said wrote:
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Who said there was a Lent Lunch special or is this something else you made up?
Call em up... of course then you cant open your mouth to hear yourself talk online!

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