ST. CLOUD -- Two downtown St. Cloud bars are closed and a new bar and restaurant is replacing them.

The Rox Nightclub and Tavern on Germain closed Monday and work has already started on renovating the inside for the newest tenant of the building.

Brad Ireland owns the store fronts. He says Cowboy Jacks bar and Restaurant is coming to that location. He says it is a Wild West feel and directs curious customers to the After Midnight Group website the Twin Cities company that owns the brand name.

Ireland says the renovation will take 8-10 weeks and Cowboy Jacks should open sometime in August.

Ireland says the Rox and Tavern on Germain were on a month-to-month lease and it was a mutual decision not to renew it.

Ireland says with the expansion of the Civic Center and other developments in downtown St. Cloud, Cowboy Jacks should fit in very well.

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