MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The restauranteur who made a name for himself in the Twin Cities with eateries such as Butcher & the Boar and 4 Bells has died.

WCCO’s Jason DeRusha learned of Tim Rooney’s death from chef Jack Riebel, his former partner at Butcher & the Boar.

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According to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Stephanie March, Rooney was regarded as a staple of the area restaurant scene.

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March said he helped develop Bar La Grassa, and once worked at Manny’s early in his career.

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“He was an industry guy of the highest order, he knew the business in his soul,” March said. “Though he’s never had the press notoriety of his chefs … He is a model of what can be achieved by a restaurant worker.”