Blackbird reopening at 38th and Nicollet

Blackbird Cafe, recently destroyed in the fire that also took out Heidi's, Patina, Shoppe Local and Stacy Johnson Jewelry Design, announced plans for its comeback on Facebook yesterday:

You're the first 744 people to know: we signed a lease on a new location today! The big, red brick building at the corner of 38th & Nicollet will be our new home. We're going full steam ahead to get the doors open by September. Can't wait to chat and laugh with you all again...

Seems like a smart decision to move into new territory that's close enough to the original spot to retain old fans, yet far enough away to reach out to new neighbors. Blackbird's arrival should add more vibrancy to an up-and-coming restaurant corner--currently home to Cocina Latina, Shorty & Wags--that hasn't yet reached its potential.

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