After not doing an update on what’s going on in the Uptown business world, I’m trying to catch up so a lot of this isn’t fresh.
Primebar replaces Il Gatto
After Parasole shuttered their Il Gatto concept after it failed to get traction in the competitive Uptown restaurant market, Restaurants-America announced it would take over the space and bring its Primebar concept to Minneapolis. Prime bar, billed as a “contemporary ale house,” has four existing locations in Dallas, Chicago, Tampa, and Scottsdale. This will be the company’s fifth location. The restaurant will be open for lunch, dinner, and late night. It is expected to open this spring.
Jimmy John’s gets later operating hours, Mesa Pizza does not
The Southwest Journal has an update on two Uptown businesses who sought City approval to be open until 3am: Jimmy John’s in Calhoun Square and Mesa Pizza by Lund’s. Jimmy John’s was granted the hours while Mesa Pizza was not, mostly because the City had found multiple cases of late night noise coming from customers leaving Mesa Pizza. For the full run down on what took place, read their story.
Changes at 32nd and Hennepin: Anderson Cleaner’s and Comic Book College moving around
Comic Book College will relocate to the building north of its current location where Partners in Pediatrics once was located. Anderson’s Cleaners will relocate from the Northwest Corner of Hennepin and 32nd Street to the current Comic Book College space at 3151 Hennepin Avenue. The Nostalgia Zone, which is colocated with Comic Book College is relocating elsewhere. More on this can be found at the Southwest Journal.
Baja Sol relocating to 2546 Hennepin Avenue
The local chain is moving into the former US Bank space at 2546 Hennepin Avenue from its longtime home at 2300 Hennepin. It was expected to open in early April.
Jonathan Adler opens; Jon English Salon receives makeover
The contemporary home decor designer opened his Uptown store in late March. Jon English Salon finished their exterior remodel and has a very nice new entry on Lake Street.