New Eat Shop To Open In Former Joe Senser's Spot

The Eat Shop could open this September in the former Joe Senser's spot in Plymouth.

A new front patio is being created in the former Joe Senser's spot to make way for a new restaurant called the Eat Shop Kitchen and Bar.

And much more is happening inside as the place gets ready to open its doors.

One of the owners/managers Michael Larson briefly discussed the new shop at the July 24 Plymouth City Council meeting when the Council approved a on-sale and Sunday liquor license for the business.

The Eat Shop is a business of the Flying Swine LLC company owned by Larson.

"We thought the city of Plymouth had enough sports bars so we're not a sports bar, we're fine dining," Larson said. "We're kind of a modern American cuisine."

Larson is a chef. He has two other partners who own the Eat Shop. None of the partners live in Plymouth, but Larson lives in Orono.

"We will open in sometime in September if all goes well," he said. "Early to mid September is our target, can't nail down a date yet."

As an owner and operator, Larson said he will be at the business six to seven days a week. Another partner will act as general manager.

Before the Eat Shop, Larson was Vice-President of Culinary Operations at Parasole Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

Senser's was shuttered earlier this year, around March. It was the second one shuttered because of  "economic and financial reasons," as shown on a sign posted on the closed doors.

The Eagan location closed last November. Plymouth's location opened in 2007.

(Editor's Note: Plymouth MN Patch has reached out to the staff of the Eat Shop Kitchen and Bar and has not heard back from management.)

Sheryl Quarnstrom August 06, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Sensors was the best place around Plymouth to watch games, the prices were reasonable, and the food was good. I miss it every weekend!
tlvk1978@yahoo.com August 07, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Won't last.....don't need anymore "upscale" stuff around this area!
Judd MacKinnon August 17, 2012 at 02:24 PM
@tlvk1978 Really There isn't a lot of places "upscale" in Plymouth so I am not sure what you are talking about. Restaurants in the area include: Applebess, Buffalo Wild Wings, Ruby Tuesdays, Panera, Red Robin, El Azetca, Subway Jimmy Johns, Chipotle, Noodles, etc... As a person who eats lunch every day in this area I think a locally owned and operated business with good food some good beers (and a few domestics) is a welcome addition.
Chris Baler August 19, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Plymouth is full of "chain" restaurants. It's nice to see something different and not cookie cutter for a change
Kathie August 19, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I am disappointed as I was looking forward to a spot to watch the vikings games...
melissa gootee August 21, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I agree with that it will be nice to have something different in plymouth! Want to watch tne vikings go to cowboy jacks or broadway pizza. Thats where we go:-)
Molly Cavin August 25, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Looking forward to a restaurant with no TV distracting diners from enjoying a meal and (hopefully) good conversation. Uf the food is as good as it is upscale then hooray.! Most other places have only variations on burgers, chicken ceasar salads and pazza twelve ways.
Cody August 26, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Michael B- September 29, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Are you kidding me? I have Never had a worse experience. Luke warm, super-soft scallops, bleeding chicken (severely bleeding), and the hardest green beans I have ever tried to eat. After spending too much, we left and ate elsewhere. I left the bulk of my dinner on the plate at Eat Shop. The acoustics are really poor, and WTF is up with the pictures on the wall in the men's room?!!?. I think one of the owners has issues. Note to self: NEVER go back. I should have stopped next door to eat. Mookie: who's on the wall?!? This shop should NOT be in Plymouth! Michael B
Michael B- September 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Sounded harsh, but I was warned and had to experience it for myself.
Michael B- September 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Different does not equate to quality!
Michael B- September 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Upscale or not,there are several things wrong with Eat Shop! It starts with the ambiance. The meals we had were NOT good. I could go on, but I think there are bigger issues there.......
Mary M October 03, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Went for lunch today and I thought the place was amazing. I had the duck salad and if I could have licked the plate clean I would have. Price was reasonable, our server (Andrew! woohoo!) was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable. They even handled my small special order (no celery) without blinking. To all the people mentioning they were sad not to watch football there -- there were numerous TV's on at lunch and most of them were sports! Jakes is also like 2 blocks away. I'm happy NOT to have another sports bar -- unless it played Packer games, then I'd be all for it *hides* There are very few unique, upscale places in Plymouth -- so I have no idea what that person meant by not needing another. I can't wait to go back and try dinner and brunch -- I want to try the scallops, mussels and turkey burger. I give 2 thumbs up. PS Michael B is off his rocker or perhaps went on opening day or something. Nothing is perfect right away, I would give it another try.
J hasper January 03, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Went to the Eat Shop tonight ......the food was totally underwhelming....I had the fish tacos which I have had many places and usually can't go wrong.....they really did. I brought my grandson and the kids menu was a cut off piece of paper. And....if you want caffeine free...... You may not get it! I'm writing this at 4 : oo am..... No sleep yet !!!
Tom January 28, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Went there Saturday night very disappointed wanted a smaller size burger didn't care about the charge but the answer was no for a place that talks about scratche kitchen we didn't see it


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