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Angel Food Bakery, Smack Shack Among New Local Shops Coming to Lindbergh Terminal

The MAC council chose more local business over national chains.

There's no doubt that the hassle of early morning flying could be eased with a doughnut and cup of richly brewed coffee. Soon flyers will be able to sample some of the best doughnuts Minneapolis has to offer with the addition of Angel Food Bakery to the lineup of local eateries at the Lindbergh Terminal.

Another new eatery moving in on Concourse G is the beloved food truck, turned dive bar kitchen turned beloved North Loop restaurant, Smack Shack.

Not everyone was happy with the local decisions made. MAC had solicited bids from several local businesses and emotions ran high as the decisions were announced yesterday. Noted restaurateur Kim Bartmann, who pitched a restaurant concept that would pair with the Cedar Cultural Center, lost the bid to a brewpub concept from Republic, LoLo American Kitchen in Stillwater and McNally Smith College of MusicShe was quoted by the Star Tribune, ""I guess a national award-winning local operator isn’t good enough for the MAC."

Other changes include a new sports bar themed, Minnie and Paul's Twins Grill.

Ryan Burnet, the successful restaurateur behind Barrio, Burch, Bar La Grassa and the forthcoming Eastside will pair with the Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild for an eatery that will replace Chili's.

Construction will begin in October and the entire renovation will take 18 months.