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Angel Food Bakery is moving to St. Louis Park, a Texas taco chain comes to North Loop and more in the AM Intel

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Angel Food Bakery has reopened its airport location and is moving its operation base to the suburbs
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Angel Food Bakery is moving out of downtown Minneapolis and into the newly renovated Texa-Tonka strip mall in St. Louis Park. In an Instagram post, owner and pastry chef Katy Gerdes lamented the decision to leave, but the lack of downtown workers and foot traffic have made the almost nine year old bakery’s location, untenable. The new spot will expand the doughnut, cake, and other sweet treat offerings the bakery has been known for, and add a coffee bar with espresso drinks and beans from Folly Coffee. Plus there will be brewed teas and kombucha on tap.

Plus, for plenty of warm weather fun, Gerdes’s Frio Frio, the ice lolly company she runs with her spouse will share kitchen space and, if all goes according to plan, also sell boozy frozen treats.

There’s also an expansive patio space that Angel Food will share with its neighbor, Revival.

Angel Food’s downtown location has been closed to the public since the pandemic bagan last year, with orders being shipped overnight through the website. The popular doughnut outpost at the airport has only just recently reopened.

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Gray Fox is now open in Uptown
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Gray Fox Coffee Shop Expands to Uptown

Another downtown Minneapolis business on the move is Gray Fox. The sleek coffee shop is opens a second location in Uptown today, right across the street from Lunds on Lake Street in the new Daymark Apartment Complex. The initial hours will be 10:30 am on weekdays and 8am on weekends.

Gray Fox first opened in the TCF Atrium in downtown Minneapolis in the summer of 2018. The shop is owned by the same couple who have the Copper Hen Kitchen & Cakery on Nicollet Avenue and the Copper Cow in Minnetonka.

The shop became an Instagram favorite for vibrant beet or obsidian charcoal lattes and flourishes like gold leaf garnish.

In addition to coffee drinks, the new location also offers breakfast bites.

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Dixie’s owner is ready for a change
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New Apartment Proposal for Grand Avenue Will Close Dixie’s

Days could be limited for that Dixie’s fried chicken. The Southern-styled restaurant has been open in St. Paul since 1985, but the restaurant’s owner Peter Kenefick is working on an apartment building proposal that would end the eatery’s long tenure. Kenefick along with developer Reuter Walton have proposed tearing down the existing building that houses Dixie’s along with Emmett’s Public House and Saji-Ya to build a new four and a half story apartment building. Inside the new structure would be ground floor space for some retail/restaurants. As it stands, Emmett’s Public House, an Irish/Whisky-bar and Saji-Ya, a sushi restaurant would re-open inside the building.

A virtual community meeting is scheduled on Zoom with Kenefick and Walton for 7 p.m. Thursday, and another for 7 p.m. on April 8. Pre-registration is required at Bit.ly/695grand.

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A taco chain is moving into the North Loop
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Texas-Based Taco Chain Announces a New North Loop Location

Fuzzy’s Taqueria will open in Minneapolis’ restaurant-packed North Loop neighborhood. The Texas-based taco chain will open its first Minnesota location in the Loose-Wiles building at 701 Washington Avenue. The initial menu will include breakfast tacos, Baja-style tacos, queso, burritos, and more. Eventually, the 1,100 square food location will open for dine-in with a full bar ready to serve margaritas.

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