With the impending retirement of co-owner John Tinucci, the Minneapolis Colossal Cafe at 2403 East 38th Street will close on October 1 after over a decade in Minneapolis. Last year, the business of Colossal Cafe moved out of its original, tiny location to this spot. This address was previously home to Pilgrimage Cafe, Citizen Cafe
Co-owner Elizabeth Tinucci began working at the original location before taking open the business in 2010. She and her father eventually opened up two more Colossal Cafes at 2315 Como Avenue and 1340 Grand Avenue, both in St. Paul. Both of those locations will remain open and serving the famous yeasted flappers as well as breakfast and lunch favorites.
Today the business announced the closure via a Facebook post, but promised the neighborhood that The Standish Cafe would soon open in the original space.