Sep 26, 2023 - News

Restaurant roundup: Litt Pinball Bar has an opening date, Lake Minnetonka's Vann to close

The main bar at Litt Pinball Bar. Rendering: Rachel Kate Design via Litt Pinball Bar

The group behind Centro is opening Bina's, a "dive bar-ish," next to its Northeast Minneapolis location early next year, per a news release.

  • Expect classic bar fare, pull-tabs, and a bar stocked with Hamm's and PBR.

Litt Pinball Bar's transformation of the beloved former Liquor Lyle's space is nearly complete. The second location of the popular pinball haven will officially debut Oct. 11, owners confirmed to Axios.

  • I noticed during my visit in May that the crew added two large windows and several walls and made the previously low ceilings at least 12 feet high.

Vann, the critically acclaimed restaurant on Lake Minnetonka in Spring Park, will close Oct. 29 after four years, it said in a statement.

  • The closure comes after the restaurant fundraised last winter to keep doors open through spring 2023.

La Boulangerie Marguerite, which opened in St. Paul more than 100 years ago, just added a second location in Northeast Minneapolis. Expect similar sweets as the original bakery along with new savory menu items.

Maple Plain shop Blackwater Coffee & Cafe is opening new locations in Minnetonka and inside a former Caribou Coffee space in downtown Minneapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reports.


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