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Our weekly digest of stories about Downtown Minneapolis and the Central Riverfront neighborhoods:

WEEK OF 3/12/2018

Plans for Nicollet Hotel Block call for RBC Wealth Management to anchor office space
United Properties also plans a Four Seasons Hotel.

YMCA opens new $30 million downtown Minneapolis facility
Former Minneapolis shopping center becomes first-of-its-kind YMCA.

New rec center opens in northeast Minneapolis
Dozens of people turned out to help Minneapolis' newest community center, the Northeast Recreation Center, celebrate its grand opening Saturday.

Thrivent reveals new HQ, other development on downtown Minneapolis block
Besides a new Thrivent building in downtown Minneapolis, the plans call for a hotel and apartment building and day care and fitness centers.

The Drive: Posts in the middle of 2nd Street are a speed mitigation pilot
That pack of plastic posts in the center of 2nd Street at 3rd Avenue NE. in Minneapolis is looking a bit worse for the wear, drivers have noticed.

Co-working provider Level Office purchases downtown Minneapolis building
Occupying all four floors of the 78,600-square-foot LaSalle Building will make Chicago-based Level Office one of the largest co-working operators in the metro and possibly the largest collaborative space under one roof.

Northeast band festival set for March 22
Students from Minneapolis public schools in Northeast will come together March 22 for the annual Northeast Band Festival at Edison High School.

Love Your Melon to take over former Shinola, Filson space
Love Your Melon, a local apparel company known for its beanies and charitable giving, will open its first brick-and-mortar store in the North Loop.

112 Eatery is Closed, But There's No Need to Panic
A full renovation of 112's kitchen is underway—but will the burger survive?

Coming Soon: ClusterTruck, a Delivery-Only Restaurant
These guys are disrupting the food delivery disrupters.

Surly's pizza restaurant opens so very soon
"We have a name and an opening date for our pizza restaurant," the Surly Brewing team posted on Facebook earlier this week.

Broken Clock Brewing just broke ground on a brand-new taproom
In a tucked-away corner of northeast Minneapolis, surrounded by train tracks and a dirt parking lot, there stands a modest building. For years, this space is where craft beer dreams have been built. Now, a new one is coming to fruition.

After 72 years in or near downtown Minneapolis, Market Bar-B-Que is moving to Northeast
Market Bar-B-Que has been 'cueing up ribs, chicken, and brisket since 1946, always remaining in or near downtown through numerous locations, most recently at 1414 Nicolett Ave. S.

WEEK OF 3/5/2018

Former Dayton's store design takes shape in downtown Minneapolis

Deconstruction work has sparked tweaks to initial plans for historic building.

Developers update vision of Dayton’s Project
The former Dayton’s department store building is being prepared for its $190 million makeover as developers refine their vision of the downtown landmark.

Love Your Melon will open first store in Minneapolis' North Loop
Company will also move offices to North Loop site.

Developer plans pair of hotels near theaters and Target Center in downtown Minneapolis
Plan would add 215 rooms on a vacant block near the Target Center.

Farmer, miller, baker, maker: Baker’s Field Flour & Bread and the future of a local grain economy
Going to the grocery store for bread and flour right after an event spent exploring the importance of locally grown and milled grains is ill-advised.

Minneapolis' vegan butcher shop will roll out new food truck this summer
The Twin Cities’ self-proclaimed “vegan butcher shop” will debut a food truck this summer.

Hennepin Made opens doors of new North Loop building
Lighting company’s campus puts café, event space, retail all under one roof.

Coming Soon: MN Nice Cream Café to Northeast
Who's ready for some happy springtime news? I bet it's you, and here you go: Katie Romanski (of the cutest, friendliest soft-serve truck ever in the history of this fair city, MN Nice Cream) has taken over the Empire Coffee on Broadway in Northeast (in the same building as Able Seedhouse + Brewery). And she's now scrambling to get open as soon as possible—maybe by April 1st?

The Sonder Shaker: A place to tell stories
“Come as you are” is the manta of new East Bank cocktail lounge.

Surly teams with First Avenue for nightclub's own new beer: +1 Golden Ale
The light-bodied ale will debut at the club on March 22.

Review: Make time for the simple sophistication of Kado no Mise
So, you eat your sushi with your hands. Chopsticks fumble around between your fingers like skis tumbling down a hill.

Now closed: Geno’s
Geno’s, an Italian sandwich shop and bar near Northeast Minneapolis, had its last service Wednesday.

Now closed: NorthGate Brewing
The veteran of the Northeast Minneapolis brewing scene announced March 1 that it was closing immediately.

NorthGate Brewing abruptly closes in northeast Minneapolis
“Due to unforeseen circumstances NorthGate Brewing is closed, effective immediately,” a message on the brewery’s Facebook page reads in part, followed by more than 90 comments.

Drink Up, It's Sociable Cider Werks' Mead Madness
You consider yourself a smart drinker, know your crafts, and understand what a mash bill is, but ... do you know mead?

One of the Twin Cities' tastiest burgers now served every day at Lowry Hill Meats
Civic boosters on the hunt for a lasting benefit from the recent Super Bowl hoopla need look no further than Lowry Hill Meats.

WEEK OF 2/26/2018

Who Shot the Warehouse District?
A true Minneapolis story: the best intentions, questionable results.

People react to major face-lift in the works for Hennepin Avenue
The construction barricades on Nicollet Mall have been down for only a few months and now Minneapolis officials are talking about ripping up and redoing another downtown main drag — Hennepin Avenue.

The Drive: Self-driving bus scores big in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week
Driverless buses are not going to run on the roads any time soon, but if and when they do, Minnesotans seem keen on the idea, according to feedback the Minnesota Department of Transportation has received.

Minnesota Moment: Union's rooftop wasn't always a roof
The Snyders Drug Stores headquarters in downtown Minneapolis lost a floor but gained prestige.

Capella Tower sells for $255M
San Francisco-based Shorenstein Properties bought the 58-story building and the adjoining 22-story Star Tribune Building from ASB Real Estate Investments.

Women-only co-working spaces on the rise: 'It's not about excluding men, it's about elevating women'
Minnesota's newest co-working spaces are designed to be a sexism-free hubs for professional women.

Spoonriver's pioneering Brenda Langton looks back at 40 years in Twin Cities restaurant scene
Has anyone had a career like Brenda Langton? The force behind Spoonriver in Minneapolis marks four decades of restaurant ownership this spring.

New British-inspired distillery set to open in Minneapolis; will specialize in 'Scotch-style' whisky
Royal Foundry Craft Spirits, a British-inspired distillery specializing in a single-malt “Scotch-style” whisky, will feature the Twin Cities largest cocktail room, a private tasting room, an event space and a gaming area when it opens near International Market Square.

Now Open: Ombibulous
Ombibulous is the new libations store on E. Hennepin that is maniacally focused on selling only Minnesota-made beer, wine, and spirits. "My husband and I argue about Wisconsin," owner Michelle Ross told me, "so that's probably going to be an on-going discussion."

Hai Hai Brings Southeast Asian Street Food to Minneapolis
Chef Christina Nguyen finds her way to the Vietnamese table of her childhood—by way of Venezuela, Hola Arepa, and a good walkabout.

5 things to know about Sweet Chow, the North Loop's brand-new Asian street food spot
When owners Greg Cummins and mother-daughter duo Julie Hartley and Ami Francis looked around the vibrant North Loop neighborhood, they found a gap.

WEEK OF 2/19/2018

For residents, appeal of downtown Minneapolis is still sky-high
Minneapolis has seen surge in new units, and they're filling fast, driving growth in downtown's population.

Nearly 2,600 people moved downtown last year
Downtown continues to grow, drawing new residents and continued interest from developers, according to a snapshot of the city’s urban activity recently released by the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

Streetcar plan moves forward, though mayor signals caution
Jacob Frey cites "numerous hurdles" in paying for the Minneapolis project.

From Nye's to 3M: Minneapolis design studio paints the town with bright, graphic murals
They painted the 60-foot-long mural at the new Nye’s Piano Bar over four nights in December. It was dark when they arrived with paint and a projector. Punk rock in their headphones, they traced and blocked, sketching with spray cans and brushes.

Faceted structures and colourful holds form climbing walls in Minneapolis bouldering gym
Brightly coloured hand and foot holds form climbing routes across turquoise walls at this bouldering centre, set inside an industrial building in Minneapolis.

5 ways the Twin Cities can look better in winter
Our extreme weather makes us unique and our urban design should reflect that.

13 Overlooked Photo Ops in Minnesota
I’m an artistic person, so I needed a state that could be just as colorful as me, and Minneapolis lived up to my expectations.

Prestigious James Beard awards announce 10 Minnesota chefs, 2 restaurants as 2018 semifinalists
Twelve Twin Cities chefs, bakers and restaurants have been named 2018 semifinalists in the food world’s highest honors, the James Beard Foundation awards.

So Good So You opens fast-casual café
The co-founder of So Good So You is bringing even more of the brand’s juices, plant-based beverages and other retail products to the skyway with its flagship breakfast and lunch stop.

Iowa’s Beancounter Coffeehouse to open Soo Line building café
For the Wells family, the apple falls one state over from the tree.

Coming Soon: Herbivorous Butcher Food Truck
Vegan alert! Your favorite meat-free meatery will have wheels on the ground in the Twin Cities this June.

Coming soon: Finnegans Brewery and Taproom
Finnegans will soon open a taproom, brewery and incubator space not far from where it started 18 years ago in the Elliot Park neighborhood.

WEEK OF 2/12/2018

Dayton's Project Steps Up Construction
Now that the kittens have left the building, developers of the Dayton’s Project are kicking construction into high gear.

New food hall with rooftop patio planned for North Loop
Graze Provisions & Libations is the latest food hall concept being talked about for the Twin Cities.

Exit interview: Jayne Miller
Jayne Miller is hundreds of miles away starting a new position leading a parks organization in Pittsburgh.

52 pickup: a look at the Super Bowl numbers
A look at facts & figures.

Modist turns into a roller rink for V-Day (and other free things to do this week)
We know what you're thinking: "What the what??!!" We thought that too when we found out about thisV-Day party. But it's true: Modist is turning into a roller skating rink this Wednesday.

WEEK OF 2/5/2018

Minneapolis dreams for riverfront tract tempered with concern
The city, Park Board and a group of developers want to rebuild the 48-acre tract into housing, offices, stores, restaurants, an amphitheater, parks and trails.

U.S. Bank Stadium: A 12,000-Year History
The $1 billion stadium would rise a mere Case Keenum bomb away from where St. Anthony Falls began to flow.

YMCA opens new Nicollet Mall facility
The 160-year-old organization is bringing the future of fitness downtown.

25 reasons why you should eat in the Minneapolis skyway
Out-of-towners can be forgiven if they stroll along the frigid and empty sidewalks of a prosperous-looking downtown Minneapolis and wonder where all the people have gone. Two words: Look up.

Downtown Minneapolis barber calls it quits after 50 years
John Vreeman was just out of barber school, barely 20 years old, when Vice President Hubert Humphrey sat down in his swivel chair.

Construction again topped $1 billion in Minneapolis during 2017
Sixth year in a row of brisk development likely to continue, officials say.

On eve of Super Bowl, downtown bar scene brought a show of its own
Thousands of additional revelers filled bars and restaurants, creating a chaotic but peaceful scene.

Bold North is Cold North to tourists
We asked visitors in Minneapolis what they think of the weather, and it appears their trip includes buying warmer clothes.

9 fun facts about the Twin Cities
Trying to catch you up on the Twin Cities.

Club Jäger reopens ahead of Super Bowl, months after David Duke controversy
The bar had been closed since employees learned its owner donated to the ex-KKK leader's failed Senate campaign.

Coming Soon: Devil's Advocate to the Former Masa Space
The story of Erik Forsberg's bar and restaurant Devil's Advocate has really been a "hurry up and wait" situation.

O’Cheeze opens skyway restaurant
The grilled cheese food truck is the latest mobile eatery to make the leap to brick and mortar.

Green + the Grain opens third skyway restaurant
Fans of Green + the Grain have even more to love at the food-truck-turned-skyway-chain’s third restaurant, which has officially opened in U.S. Bank Plaza.

WEEK OF 1/1/2018

The good, the bad and the weird in Minneapolis skyways
Here is a guide from one veteran skywalker of the nearly 9 enclosed miles in downtown Minneapolis.

Minneapolis City Council awards contracts for new city office building
Minneapolis plans to consolidate its staff on the site of an existing parking ramp.

A rare pour-your-own beer bar coming to the North Loop
After swiping a credit card, bargoers are given a "tap card" allowing them to pour as little as an ounce or as much as a full pint.

WEEK OF 12/25/2017

Finally, the New Nicollet Mall LRT platform opens Friday
The four-year wait is over for light-rail riders wondering when they'd be able to use the new platform at Nicollet Mall Station.

Woman dies after being hit by car while crossing Minneapolis street
A woman crossing in the middle of the street after dark was run over and killed outside an apartment building in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis and died the next day at the hospital where she once worked, authorities said Sunday.

Man shot dead in downtown Minneapolis came to U.S. 'chasing the American dream'
Authorities on Thursday identified the man who was fatally shot in the head in a downtown Minneapolis apartment frequented by homeless people.

Ahead for the Minneapolis Fed: studying how a higher minimum wage affects the city
The work, expected to last eight years, could yield one of the most comprehensive sets of data and research material on the effects of the minimum wage that U.S. economists have ever seen.

Office, 2 apts planned for tiny building on Hennepin
The two-story building at 10th & Hennepin has been little more than an artistic backdrop for a busy bus stop in recent years. Now a new owner has a plan to update the tiny century-old structure.

Two Stanton projects in North Loop sold for $19 million
A Seattle-based real estate company won a bidding war for one of the first residential conversion projects in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Parc boutique plans move to the North Loop
Parc will be one of the first tenants to move into a historic reuse project in the North Loop.

Bulldog building gets mural of mutts
Owners of the building near 11th & Hennepin commissioned local artist Chuck U to paint a mural on the side of the restaurant. It joins a block already well known for another piece of public art: The Butcher & the Boar’s mural by artist Adam Turman.

Let's eat: The most anticipated Twin Cities restaurants of 2018
It'll be another big year for restaurant openings, including a new spot by the owners of Revival.

Restaurant of the Year: Young Joni is a true original in northeast Minneapolis
When a gifted pizzamaker combines her Korean background with a fascination for hearth cooking, a one-of-a-kind dining experience follows.

WEEK OF 12/18/2017

Paving the way for safer walking

A deep look into a decade’s worth of crash data has drawn a detailed picture of where, how and why vehicles strike pedestrians in Minneapolis and where city officials might focus their safety efforts.

Study Ranks Nicollet Ave Among Most Expensive Streets in U.S. for Commercial Real Estate
Fresh off the grand opening of its $50 million, two-year remake, Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis got an endorsement of sorts this week when real estate consulting firm JLL ranked the thoroughfare among the most desirable—and ultimately most expensive—streets for commercial real estate in the country.

Hennepin Theatre Trust will partner with Jack Link’s on event space
The Hennepin Theatre Trust will partner with Jack Link’s Protein Snacks on a lounge and event space on the corner of its building at 9th & Hennepin downtown.

Counterpoint: Hey, L.A., you can have our bike lanes
Reader sending "advice" may want to ride an ambulance down our vehicle-clogged Minneapolis streets.

Ageism is everywhere — here's what we can do about it
Casual age bias is so pervasive that most of us don't even realize we're doing it. The first step to fighting it, experts say, is to simply be aware of it.

Frey launches task forces to address Minneapolis police-community relations, affordable housing
Minneapolis mayor-elect's choices hint at priorities once he assumes office.

New book festival will run over 2 days, bringing 100 authors to Minneapolis
The Loft Literary Center announces Wordplay, a new two-day book festival.

Minneapolis OKs dual-branded hotel for downtown
Minneapolis officials have given approval for developers to convert an existing office building in the downtown core into a 203-room, dual-branded Hilton Tru and Home2 Suites hotel.

Best Picks: Dec. 14–27
What do downtown after work.

The Longevity of Pop-Up Markets: Add Cocktails, Mix!
Last weekend, 5,500 people crowded into Tattersall Distilling to sip aquavit gimlets while shopping for scarves, hand cream, and holiday cards. It was as challenging to shimmy up to the Neal Jewelry display table as it was to nab a stool at the bar.

Trailer Trash and Lee's Liquor Lounge to make up on New Year's Eve
Looking for another sign of unity and love at the end of a year that’s been largely devoid of those traits? Look no further than Lee’s Liquor Lounge, which will welcome back its former unofficial house band Trailer Trash on New Year’s Eve after an acrimonious two-year hiatus.

Dinkytown's Espresso Royale to close after almost 30 years
Espresso Royale, one of three of the regional chain’s Minnesota outposts, will close later this month due to ongoing deterioration of the building and managerial shortages.

New lounge for theater lovers will feature Jack Link's-inspired menu
Minneapolis theater buffs will soon be able to enjoy jerky-inspired hors d'oeuvres on their way to and from shows at an entertainment lounge and event space in the former Solera building.

East Hennepin wine bar gets reinvented
The tiny boutique watering hole opened early last year near 1st & University and offered a far-reaching menu of globally inspired appetizers and a lengthy wine list.

L.A. Nik just opened a bar. It's called World Famous SuperStar Bar.
The Trump-stumping Strib coverboy balances many roles: fatalist self-help author, Minneapolis 911 podcaster, civically minded rock 'n' roller, and even political savior ("People all came to me and said, 'You gotta run [for mayor]. You have to. You're the only choice left.")

Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea Leases Space for North Loop Location
Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea will open a new 2,420 square foot location at 120 3rd Avenue N in a historic building that is currently undergoing a complete renovation. This will be Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea first (or second) location outside of Chicago, they currently have two locations within Chicago. Another location is also under construction in Los Angeles.

WEEK OF 12/11/2017

Jacob Frey on Why Minneapolis Needs More Cops and Housing, Fewer Hashtags
Minneapolis’ new mayor on his early agenda and healing the city’s relationship with business.

No need to worry about that helicopter hovering over downtown Minneapolis
It's a TV crew filming for a Super Bowl commercial.

Minneapolis apartment building collecting pets' DNA to catch poop-a-trators
Residents of a large apartment building in downtown Minneapolis are under orders to surrender their dogs’ DNA in a campaign to crack down on poop left on the property, an enforcement strategy that is gaining popularity around the country.

Minneapolis City Council wisely moves to put more police officers on the streets
Election revealed deep concerns about gun violence, especially downtown.

Jim Stanton’s final condo project ‘tops out’
Shamrock Development’s Legacy Lofts condominium tower, the most expensive project permitted in Minneapolis this year, has reached its full height after 14 months of construction along the downtown riverfront.

Real estate notebook: Builders top off two Downtown apartment projects, another will soon start construction
Builders this week set the highest beam on 365 Nicollet, a 30-story tower being developed by the Opus Group at 3rd Street and Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

Opus celebrates topping off of Nicollet Mall apt tower
Opus Group hit a milestone Monday when construction workers placed the final beam atop 365 Nicollet, topping off the 30-story luxury apartment tower on the north end of Nicollet Mall.

Work Begins on Northeast's Newest High Rise
Construction has begun on 333 Hennepin, a new 26 story residential tower being constructed by M.A. Mortenson at the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and 4th Street NE.

Holiday pop-up shops open in the North Loop
Two pop-up shops have recently opened in the North Loop neighborhood for the holiday season.

39 major restaurant openings and closings of 2017
Another year, another round of restaurant openings and closings. We toast the newbies we dig the most, and pour one (or several) out for the departed souls that broke our hearts.

5 best Twin Cities burgers of 2017
Fans of the Parlour burger (pictured above) or the Revival burger, or the Lowry Hill Meats burger, or the Nook burger. I’m with you. They’re all the greatest. But because they weren’t featured in this year’s Burger Friday blog – which shines the spotlight on gotta-try Twin Cities burgers – they’re not included here.

New Northeast tavern honors local roots
Brothers Paul and Patrick Durand opened Twin Cities 400 Tavern to be a contemporary tavern unique to Minnesota.

Tattersall Distilling Debuts Cocktail Recipe App
So you never have to be without cool cocktails.

We're getting another pour-it-yourself taproom, in case you're into that kinda thing
Soon, Minneapolis is joining the bartender-free fray. The First Draft Taproom and Kitchen will land in the North Loop in 2018, according to a Tuesday press release.

Self-serve taproom coming to North Loop
Patrons will pour their own beer, wine or hard cider at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen, a taproom slated to open next year in the North Loop’s new Variant apartment building.

So Good So You will bring healthy, plant-based options (that don't suck) to the Minneapolis skyway
Rita Katona wants you to know that plant-based eating is more than just a trend.

Now open: Hai Hai
What was once the home of 22nd Avenue Station — a club better known as the Double Deuce — is now Hai Hai, which in Vietnamese means “two two.”

WEEK OF 12/04/2017

Minneapolis' iconic Grain Belt sign will light up again Dec. 30 — and you can buy a bulb
The Grain Belt Beer sign has been dark for years, but is ready to shine again.

Little-loved Gateway district merits a place in our memories
The long-gone area of Minneapolis was seen as a prime example of blight, but it touched lives nonetheless.

New 40-story apartment tower proposed in downtown Minneapolis
5th Street tower near Nicollet Mall would have 261 units, 266 parking spots and access to the skyway.

8-plus hours after light-rail train derails in downtown Minneapolis, service resumes
A loose lid on a rail utility box is suspected of causing a light-rail train to derail Thursday in downtown Minneapolis, forcing Metro Transit to halt service between Target Field Station and U.S. Bank Stadium for more than eight hours.

Minneapolis City Hall tower bells to go silent during repair work
Starting Monday, the bells at Minneapolis City Hall will stop ringing as workers reinforce the bell support system.

Chamber of Commerce asks judge to block $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis
Business leaders seek court's help in stopping city's new wage rules from taking effect.

St. Paul can do better than Minneapolis on minimum wage question
City needs to weigh policy that balances interests of workers, employers.

Transit union authorizes Super Bowl strike
The threat of a Super Bowl strike by Metro Transit workers looms over ongoing contract negotiations between the Metropolitan Council and the union representing roughly 2,500 transit service employees.

Minneapolis City Council reworks public safety priorities
Outgoing Mayor Hodges' traffic control and liaison plans are ditched, replaced with more officers for fighting gun violence.

Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency
Apartment project in Mpls. features two buildings: One built with an emphasis on going green, another more traditional.

Skyway bar, napping pods come with Fifth Street Towers renovation
A bike hub, napping pods and a swanky lounge are among the new amenities at Fifth Street Towers where a multi-million-dollar renovation has just culminated after two years of construction.

Minneapolis' Modist Brewery receives medieval-style cease-and-desist order
The brewery's "Dilly Dilly" Mosaic Double IPA crowlers prompted the Bud Light messenger's visit.

Now open: Crepe & Spoon
Coworkers Michael Beachy and Rachel Booth have opened a vegan ice cream and crepe shop near 22nd and University in Northeast Minneapolis.

11 food and drink vendors that put the dazzle in Holidazzle
Beyond the mini-doughnuts, deep-fried cheese curds and roasted nuts, Holidazzle offers plenty of out-of-the-box nosh and beverage talent.

WEEK OF 11/27/2017

Church behind landmark Jesus mural in Minneapolis seeks new home
Pastor of church that painted the mural says their lease is up, looking for new location.

Minnesota’s new main street
Nicollet Mall officially reopened in mid-November following a $50 million renovation, which closed the downtown thoroughfare for more than two years to the chagrin of businesses and office workers.

Back to the future with Dayton's on Nicollet Mall
Reattaching retailer's name is one of many things to like about project.

Minneapolis' notorious Gateway District was razed almost 60 years ago. It's time to stop mourning its loss.
Nearly 60 years after the demise of the downtown Minneapolis district, we still mourn the losses. Maybe we shouldn't.

Minneapolis City Hall tower bells to go silent during repair work
The work will last about three weeks, which should bring them back in time for Christmas Day.

Holiday cheer – and warm weather – mark Holidazzle opening
Fireworks lit up the sky for Minneapolis’ winter Holidazzle festival Friday, marking the arrival of the holiday season on a day of unusually toasty temperatures.

Coming soon: The Minneapolis Bouldering Project
Founder envisions the gym — opening Nov. 28 — as a home base for local climbers.

Hola Arepa owners unveil new Asian street food restaurant in former Minneapolis strip club
The enterprising couple behind Hola Arepa are about a week away from launching their second restaurant, and it's one that’s bound to attract a flurry of attention.

New vegan ice cream and crepe shop opens today in northeast Minneapolis
Crepe & Spoon, a small shop serving up sweet and savory crepes along with 12 ice cream flavors, debuts at 339 22nd Av. NE. today (Monday).

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