Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

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grant1simons2
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby grant1simons2 » June 7th, 2017, 5:58 pm

Still free to park on that small section of 1st Ave a block from the post office after 6!

HiawathaGuy
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby HiawathaGuy » June 29th, 2017, 8:02 pm

New Minneapolis beer bar boasts 80 Minnesota taps; giving away a year's worth of fries
http://www.startribune.com/new-minneapo ... 431552743/

July 29th opening scheduled.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby bapster2006 » July 29th, 2017, 10:53 am

At the HopCat opening. Missed the "free crack fries for a year" card, but got their free Grand Opening glass. Really cool looking place.

Navin
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Navin » July 31st, 2017, 9:05 am

The former Forum, aka Goodfellows, aka Il Foro, will soon become David Fhima's home for Bistro 373 as he decamps from the Galtier.

St. Paul and Lowertown has been our home for 18 years. You welcomed us with open arms and we became family. Over the past 6 months, since the moment we closed our doors for a remodel, we have worked tirelessly, sparing no expense or effort, in order to stay in the building. In the end, an agreement to terms could not be made, at least not one that made sense to our business, our staff and our family. It is with tremendous sadness that we must close our Faces doors. Our customers, too many to mention, have created so many memories alongside our family and staff: those will always be in our hearts! The gratitude we feel cannot be expressed in words. Although gone in address, the memories of our loyal customers and supporters will linger forever.
Fortunately, there is good news. We have moved our operations (restaurant, bar, bakery, events and catering) to downtown Minneapolis in the historical and stunning space once known as the Forum Cafeteria. In the next few months, we will be using the space as an event center and bakery while designing Bistro 373 the restaurant. Yes, we kept the name to keep our ties to you. When we tell the story of how the name “Bistro 373” came to be, we will tell the tale of our time in St. Paul. Our new tag line LA BELLE ÉPOQUE, is just that, a beautiful era filled with optimism, peace and innovations. We can't wait to see you at Bistro 3.7.3. in 2018 and remember, we are open for events and catering. Also, we will remain active on social media, watch for all the upcoming details. From our deeply appreciative family to you, this is not goodbye, simply… Merci, a bientôt
Rick Nelson's article... http://www.startribune.com/chef-david-f ... 437384243/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Silophant » July 31st, 2017, 9:33 am

Man, the whole "$15 min wage is going to make every single restaurant move from Minneapolis to St. Paul" thing didn't last very long.

SurlyLHT
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby SurlyLHT » July 31st, 2017, 9:43 am

This is exciting. They also sound like a place worth visiting once they open.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby MNdible » July 31st, 2017, 9:49 am

Isn't Fhima also under contract to run some of the high roller spaces in the renovated Target Center? There may be some synergy there.

Edit: Yeah, should have read the article first.

amiller92
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby amiller92 » July 31st, 2017, 11:57 am

World Cafe in the Soo Line building has closed. This is not terribly surprising given that one of the things I liked about going there was that it was never too busy, but I enjoyed the Thai curry.

kirby96
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby kirby96 » August 1st, 2017, 3:47 pm

Per the Strib, Haute Dish has closed.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby MNdible » August 1st, 2017, 4:00 pm

Silophant wrote:
July 31st, 2017, 9:33 am
Man, the whole "$15 min wage is going to make every single restaurant move from Minneapolis to St. Paul" thing didn't last very long.
I assume in the same way that we can use every single restaurant opening to refute the impacts of the minimum wage, we can use every single restaurant closing to trumpet the impacts?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Silophant » August 1st, 2017, 4:24 pm

Yep. That was actually why I came to this thread, but I see you beat me to it.

kirby96
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby kirby96 » August 1st, 2017, 8:41 pm

Easy answer: someone just keep score...

karlshea
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby karlshea » August 1st, 2017, 10:16 pm

kirby96 wrote:
August 1st, 2017, 3:47 pm
Per the Strib, Haute Dish has closed.
Ahhh that's too bad, I really liked that place

mplsjaromir
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby mplsjaromir » August 2nd, 2017, 7:08 am

Indoor smoking ban killed the Minneapolis restaurant scene.

Didier
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Didier » August 2nd, 2017, 7:49 am

Too many stabbings IMO.

5th Ave Guy
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby 5th Ave Guy » August 2nd, 2017, 9:28 am

karlshea wrote:
August 1st, 2017, 10:16 pm
kirby96 wrote:
August 1st, 2017, 3:47 pm
Per the Strib, Haute Dish has closed.
Ahhh that's too bad, I really liked that place
Absolutely loved their brunch. Best breakfast potatoes in the city. Dinner menu had gotten really stale though. The bar in this place is too awesome for someone to not bring in a new concept at some point.

twinkess
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby twinkess » September 7th, 2017, 4:13 pm

Apparently Baja Sol has closed all locations. They were evicted from City Center for unpaid rent.
http://m.startribune.com/baja-sol-resta ... ection=%2F

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby FISHMANPET » September 7th, 2017, 9:23 pm

Not really related to downtown restaurants specifically, but this quote from the article...
More than 1,000 fast casual restaurant locations have closed since 2016, including Applebee’s, Joe’s Crab Shack, Old Country Buffet, Noodles & Co., Subway, Outback and Ruby Tuesday.
Out of all of those, Noodles & Co is the only one I would call fast casual.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby amiller92 » September 10th, 2017, 5:53 am

And even then los end fast casual. Meanwhile, I was at DC's union station, where they now have Shake Shack, Roti, Chop't, Potbelly and Chipotle that weren't there last time I was (it's been years).

Point being, brands like these come and go.


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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby FISHMANPET » September 10th, 2017, 10:03 am

But is the Sbarro still at Union Station? I have fond memories of that place.


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