Ads from the Past: Uptown Ovens

Hennepin-Lake, History — By on February 6, 2013 7:05 am

Uptown Ovens was a bakery located from the 1970s until the mid-to-late 1980s at 3028 Hennepin Avenue, which today houses Penzeys Spices. A bakery with the same name operates today as a wholesaler near the University of Minnesota.

Uptown Ovens - 1975

An ad for Uptown Ovens in 1975

The ad was in the final edition of the Calhoun Elementary newspaper in 1975.

Thatcher Imboden

How cities work and change, how they are the product of their inhabitants and outside forces, and the resulting livability keep me thinking and dreaming about the future. I work in transit oriented development and have a background in urban real estate development. I am Past President of an Uptown business organization, grew up in Uptown, was on an Uptown neighborhood association Board, and am an Uptown and Lyn-Lake historian.

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  1. Shawn says:

    I don’t know if it’s the decendant of the original Uptown Ovens, but I drive past Uptown Ovens daily on my way to work. It’s located on Elm Street, near Pace Analytical, on the edge of Dinkytown.

  2. Kenneth J. Peterson says:

    When they shut down retail operations in Uptown the owner moved the bakery near the campus. Not sure if it’s still the same owner but is definitely the same operation.

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