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Panini offers quality grilled sandwiches and hot dogs quickly

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When Lola Johnson-Mersha was growing up, her parents owned a restaurant. She always wanted to follow in their footsteps and in June she decided it was time to do so. Since then she has worked to open her restaurant, Panini.


On Oct. 14 Panini opened in the former Guiseppi's location on Claret Avenue. The restaurant offers an assortment of panini sandwiches and hot dogs. It's a simple menu, but Johnson-Mersha said customers will leave full and satisfied.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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