Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 8:35 a.m.
New breakfast/brunch restaurant, Hen House Eatery, to move into old Peter's Grill Location
We're just over a week into the new year and already it's hard to keep up with the news of restaurant openings and closings. Now it looks like downtown Minneapolis will be getting a new breakfast and brunch spot in the location that once held one of downtown's oldest businesses, Peter's Grill.
Early reports are a bit vague, but according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the people behind the restaurant met with the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association to seek approval for both a liquor license and outdoor patio seating. According to the official meeting notes, the motion for both the license and the patio seating passed.
Hen House Eatery will fill in the old Peter's Grill Location
The notes from the meeting list the owners as Tara Koenig, Barb Gardiner, and Maribel Cuadros-Penault and state that the restaurant will have an "urban farmhouse theme."
According to the restaurant's Facebook page, Hen House Eatery will focus on "fresh, locally-sourced ingredients" and will offer "a vibrant all-day breakfast dining experience in downtown Minneapolis."
Peter's Grill closed last summer after 99 years in business. The owners cited overwhelming competition from Downtown food trucks as the main reason for their closure. Renovations to the old Peter's Grill location are already underway, but as of now it's unclear when Hen House Eatery plans to open its doors.
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