The former site of Countryside Family Restaurant at 2851 Snelling Ave. N will be reborn as a Pizza Lucé. The restaurant had closed last year. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that the restaurant will be torn down and Pizza Lucé's CEO J.J. Haywood hopes the new building will be mostly completed by Thanksgiving. The company is eyeing a spring 2015 opening for the new location, which will include 200 seats inside and a warm-weather patio with up to 60 additional seats. The design will resemble the Richfield and Hopkins locations.
Meanwhile, construction is also beginning on the Seward location, which is taking over a nearby small grocer space to double the restaurant's size. With the roomier space, Seward will be able to add more bar and kitchen space. Plus, there are also plans for brunch service.