The centerpiece of The Lynhall will be a 16-foot long, custom made dining table. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture and an apt metaphor for the business. Anne Spaeth founded The Lynhall with the idea of gathering people around food and that is the core belief behind the business that will be part food hall, part business incubator and part event space all with the added bonus of a television kitchen studio. “We are creating a space where people can be inspired by the time they share with others around a table,” said Spaeth in a statement.
The 11,500-square-foot space at 2640 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis will be designed by James Dayton Design, who also designed The Bachelor Farmer.
The cafe will be a fast-casual service and overseen by La Belle Vie’s former chef de cuisine Shane Oporto. Complementing the food is a fleet of talent including Katie Elsing, last of Icehouse who will run the pastry program. Tyler Lanzi last of Dogwood has designed the coffee program which will feature Equator Coffee. The bar is being put together by Bittercube’s merry band of cocktail experts and Kristin Tyborski, the former chef at the Dakota will act as General Manager.
But that is just one part of the business, there is also the kitchen television studio that will be overseen by Eric Gislason, a former KSTP-TV reporter. Inside will hold all the professional equipment to produce everything from a full-on pro food segment television to less-polished YouTube stories.
Plus, the space will allow for more commercial kitchen rental space to nurture small food-based businesses, which can then be sold inside The Lynhall’s market.
The Lynhall is slated to open June 14.