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Molly Yeh to open restaurant in East Grand Forks this fall, Mayor Steve Gander confirms

Molly Yeh is the host of Girl Meets Farm on the Food Network channel and is a resident of East Grand Forks with her husband Nick and daughters Bernie and Ira.

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Molly Yeh, food blogger, flips through some pages in her cookbook "Molly on the Range" while sitting at her kitchen table. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)
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EAST GRAND FORKS — After months of rumors, East Grand Forks Mayor Steve Gander confirmed Thursday that local Food Network star Molly Yeh will be opening a new restaurant this fall in the historic Whitey’s Underground building in East Grand Forks.

Molly Yeh is the host of Girl Meets Farm on the Food Network channel and is a resident of East Grand Forks with her husband Nick and daughters Bernie and Ira.

Gander addressed the rumors while speaking at the State of the City Address & Luncheon, where he confirmed what had long been suspected.

“We've gotten confirmation through Molly Yeh and Nick Hagen,” Gander said. “They’ve been married since 2014 living on Nick's family farm, and many of you probably watch her syndicated show on the Food Network every single week. They're going to open a restaurant in this location in the fall of 2022, so they are actively involved with their contractor clearing out the space and preparing it for what they're going to put in there.”

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Sickies Storefront 2 (Jacob Holley/Grand Forks Herald)

Gander remarked he does not know what will be served there, but said, “I know it will be tasty.”
Sickies announced it would be closing its restaurant occupying the space in a Facebook post in August 2021.

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"Due to the initial pandemic shutdown and the ongoing staffing issues experienced thereafter, we have no choice but to cease operations in East Grand Forks," the post read. "Employees are encouraged to move with the team to our upcoming new Fargo location or for those looking for more adventure, position relocation to other Sickies Garage locations across the U.S. are also available.”

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Jacob Holley joined the Grand Forks Herald as its business reporter in June 2021.

Holley's beat at the Grand Forks Herald is broad and includes a variety of topics, including small business, national trends and more.

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