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A major announcement Tuesday will bring excitement to area residents as a new restaurant is planned for downtown Owatonna.

Restaurant veteran Craig Korvela announced that he will open Roma’s Italian Eatery in the old Jerry’s Supper Club in Owatonna. He shared the exciting news at a Chamber function Tuesday night.

In making the announcement, a crowd of about 100 people erupted with applause.

Korvela said the restaurant will open either later this year or early next year.

He currently owns Redemption Restaurant in Faribault and another restaurant in Northfield. He is also looking at some other restaurant ventures throughout the region in the coming year.

He has 25 years of restaurant experience as an owner, consultant and manager.

Renovations to Jerry’s building located in the 200 block of N. Cedar Avenue near the new Marriott Courtyard Hotel are expected to begin soon. Jerry’s had been a popular eating establishment since 1960 and has been closed since 2012.


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