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Moving and Shaking in Friday’s Food News

Closing, moving, revamping, oh my!

Dusty’s will remain (mostly) the same.
Katie Cannon

Kim Bartmann is hoping that the three will be the magic number for her space on Harmon Place. After The Third Bird gave way to Bearcat for about five minutes this year, Dan DeBaun of Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal reports there could be yet another idea perculating for the restaurant. A mysterious sign has appeared on the shuttered door, proclaiming “"Iteration 3 Point Oh! - coming soon to this same damned location." Bartmann has seen much success with her other restos in town, so there is certainly a good chance this metamorphosis will be prove fruitful as well.

- Owners of Nightingale in Uptown have purchased iconic Nordeast dive Dusty’s, but promise to keep much of its beloved vibe, and Dago sandwich. The ownership change will take place at the end of May as a part of a development plan for the area, which has made the natives a bit restless.

“I’m from Northeast,” Nightingale co-owner Carrie McCabe Johnston recently assured City Pages. “I know how Northeasters revere their little bars.” McCabe, along with husband Jasha Johnston also owns Mortimer’s Bar, which they also plan to gently overhaul, and Tilt Pinball Bar, slated to open on April 19. Also, we can all exhale now, the meat raffle will remain.

- There have been some mystery around The Lotus homecoming to Uptown, but it appears the Vietnamese eatery has quietly opened in the short-lived Game Sports Bar space. The restaurant is serving a limited menu with full bar service for now. For those of us who fondly remember the original Calhoun Square location, where we may or may not have snuck tiny plastic cups filled with that addictive peanut sauce out in our purses, this is good news indeed.