Treats Cereal Bar and Boba is now open with a grand opening party on Saturday. The Grand Avenue sweet shop is serving a whole slew of childhood’s favorite breakfast food crushed into ice cream and served up cold and sweet. Although there are cereal flavored treats around town, this is the first dedicated cereal serving shop. Familiar morning flavors are blended into soft serve and piled into flavored, freshly made cones. Plus, there will be boba tea, made with Autumnwood milk. Ice cream is available in the shop or by the pint to take home. The pristine space replaces a former hair salon at 770 Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. It’s shaping up to be quite the summer on Grand, what with the surge of love for Grand Old Day, and a soon-to-open Korean fried chicken restaurant. (This might just hold us off until the O.G. Cereal Milk arrives in August.)
- Locally canned cocktails are shaping up to dominate this summer. Vikre, the distillery in Duluth’s Canal Park has launched Frenchie, a French 75 sort of drink that mixes rosé liqueur with Vikre’s juniper gin and lemon juice. It will soon be available in local liquor stores.
- Next month will mark the end of an era in Saint Paul’s Highland Park. Snuffy’s Malt Shop, a favorite of family’s in the area for 36 years is shuttering the original location. The reasons for closing were in part that the building isn’t handicapped accessible and the rent was scheduled to go up. Owners haven’t ruled out finding another location. The shop will close after July 25. The other locations will remain in operation.