La Bodega closes

Lyn-Lake tapas bar opened in 2000

LYNDALE — After holding down one corner of the Lyn-Lake intersection for more than 8 years, La Bodega apparently has closed.
La Bodega’s storefront at 3005 Lyndale Ave. S. had been dark for several days in mid-February. A phone call to the restaurant produced a “temporarily disconnected” message.

Half Spanish tapas bar, half Italian restaurant, La Bodega hosted a regular flamenco performance and occasionally drew crowds with live music and DJs in its bar area. Its patio space was reliably busy on summer evenings.

While the recent opening of moto-i, the first sake brewpub outside of Japan, generated buzz at the intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue, the area also witnessed the departure of Vera’s Café last week.

At least one restaurateur is betting Lyn-Lake can still draw hungry patrons. The CARAG Zoning Committee recently reviewed Andy Kor’s proposal to open Zen Restaurant, 3016 Lyndale Ave. S., in an empty storefront that was most recently an antique store.