Ridgewood & Lyndale
Quizno’s Sub Restaurant is opening Friday, May 14 in the new Agora Market, 1911 Lyndale Ave. S. It is owners Darby and Michelle Gelo’s first restaurant. Denver-based Quizno’s claims it is opening a new franchise every three hours.
Hours are 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. The location also offers catering.
24th & Nicollet
Blue Eyes Caf/ is not the kind of place where you’ll see Frank Sinatra; instead, the 2424 Nicollet Ave. caf/ serves Vietnamese drinks and several $5 entrees. The Eat Street restaurant’s fare includes rice with roasted pork and roasted chicken.
Manager Kaylin Dao said that in addition to Vietnamese coffee (a very concentrated coffee brew with condensed milk and sugar to cut down on the bitterness), Blue Eyes Caf/ also offers mochas and smoothies.
Blue Eyes Caf/’s phone number is 879-5012.
29th & Lyndale
Pete Bonahoom is setting up his new Whittier restaurant, Galactic Pizza, on what he calls a socially responsible business model.
When the 2917 Lyndale Ave. S. location opens in June, three-wheeled electric-powered cars called Gizmos will deliver the pizza. Bonahoom specified that the electricity he gets from Reliant Energy be exclusively from their wind generators (such power costs 20 percent more). For each sale of Second Harvest Heartland Pizza, he’ll donate $1 to the to the Minnesota Food Bank. The cheese on all his pizzas are from cows who have not been treated with RBH growth hormones.
Ultimately, however, the success of his enterprise will rely on his pizzas’ flavor. His specialty pizzas feature barbecue, Alfredo, pesto and his most unique offering, hemp pesto sauce. While you can’t get high on it, Bonahoom said, it’s a healthy, tasty sauce that uses hemp oil.
The restaurant, which will not serve alcohol, will seat 15. The delivery area is from I-94 to 50th Street and from I-35W to France Avenue.
Lake & Humboldt
World traveler Kevin Sheehy opened a store April 24 called Caravan in the space tucked inside and between Dunn Bros and Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery at 1500 W. Lake St. The store features rugs, pottery, purses, bags, cards, art and jewelry from all around the world, costing from $2 to $2,000.
Sheehy has accumulated goods for more than 20 years from locations such as Turkey, India, Nepal, Mexico and Peru. He’s sold the products from his travels for more than four years at the Downtown Farmer’s Market.
He carries some local merchandise and said he’s eager to expand his selection. Sheehy plans to host monthly weekend events highlighting one new local artist and musician each time.
Store hours are Tuesday though Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking is available in the rear of the building.
Lake & Fremont
Phoenix-based Wild Noodles, which specializes in gourmet noodle dishes, is opening its first Minnesota store at 1221 W. Lake St. on Monday, May 17.
Franchisee Aaron Cherrington described the restaurant as "fast-casual" but said it is more upscale in atmosphere and food.
At the new restaurant, customers order their noodle dishes at the counter and can watch their meals being prepared in fiery woks. Wine and beer, as well as fountain beverages and desserts, are also planned to be available with meals.
Prices range from $5.99 to $8.99, and the restaurant will accept take-out and faxed orders. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.wildnoodles.com or call 821-1600.
Lake & Hennepin
Drink of Uptown, LLC applied for a liquor license for the former Snyders Drug space at 2939 Hennepin Ave. S. The application states that Drink would serve a full food menu throughout the day and into the evening business hours.
A recorded message at the property manager’s office stated a lease for the space was signed in April. The message also stated that a party has been paying rent since April and plans to open pending city licensing approval.
Drink’s license application seeks a July 1 opening date. It is unclear if Drink of Uptown is of any relation to downtown’s Drink, 26 N. 5th Street. No one from the downtown establishment returned calls by the Journal’s deadline.
34th & Nicollet
Golf enthusiast Ty McCoy opened Tee Tyme Barbershop located at 3401 Lyndale Ave. on May 1. This is the first time the Minneapolis native has ever owned a business.
The golf theme will be more than just a name for the young man who recently took up the game. He plans to install a putting green where customers can practice their short game while waiting for a haircut.
Haircuts cost $15 dollars for men. He also cuts women’s hair but only does trims. His hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Tee Tyme is closed on Sunday and Monday — most likely because McCoy will be out on the links.
Tee Tyme’s phone number is 822-6068.
34th & Nicollet
Nicollet Deli is a new take-out restaurant opening later this month at 3404 Nicollet Ave. Its owner is Sedat Soyer, a native of Ankara, Turkey, who has lived in Minneapolis for the past 10 years. This is his first try in the restaurant business.
The Lyndale neighborhood deli will serve chicken, gyros, Philly Cheese Steak, Italian beef, pizza, burritos and egg rolls. Alcoholic beverages will not be served, just soft drinks.
Nicollet Deli will be open from 10 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. They have yet to get a phone number.
38th & Grand
Victor’s 1959 Caf/, 3756 Grand Ave. S., Kingfield’s popular Cuban breakfast and lunch spot, reopened for business April 26 after closing Feb. 2 for renovations.
Co-owner Niki Valens said Victor’s just completed a kitchen expansion and spruced up the dining room, and they also plan to add green space to the front of the business.
She said the extra space will allow for dinner service starting sometime in June or July. "We finally have a kitchen that can put out a dinner," Valens said.
She said she and her husband, co-owner Victor Valens, will seek a wine and beer license to supplement their dinner menu.
Business hours will change once dinner is added, but until then the hours remain 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
38th & Grand
The Grand Family Dental practice, 3757 Grand Ave. S., closed in April. Dr. Jamie Graham, who purchased the Kingfield practice the last year, opened a new practice in the Lyn-Lake area called Fiant Dental.
Fiant Dental is located on the second floor of the business district’s newest building at 2937 Lyndale Ave. S., and offers the same dental services as the previous practice.
Although the practice kept its existing phone number, Graham also acquired a new one, 827-7400. Information can also be found at www.fiantdental.com.
So what’s going into the empty Grand Dental space? While nothing’s final, but Niki and Victor Valens, owners of Victor’s 1959 Caf/ across the street at 3756 Grand Ave. S., said they’re in talks with to buy the property. "We have a really fun business idea in mind," Niki Valens said.
She said they’ve devised a plan for a store called "Victor’s Havana Take-Away," which would sell specialty Cuban foods, accessories (such as Cuban cigar box purses) and provide a place to display Cuban art.
50th & Penn
In response to the impending West 50th restriping project, which will reduce the street’s driving lanes and parking, Broder’s Cucina Italiana, 2308 W. 50th St., now offers delivery service.
Co-owner Tom Broder said the Cucina delivers anything from pizzas, sandwiches, salads and entrees — with a $15 minimum. He said delivery starts after 5 p.m., and orders are taken by phone.
The delivery territory is West 36th Street to the Crosstown and France Avenue to Lyndale Avenue, extending east to I-35W between 46th Street and Diamond
Broder also plans to revamp the Cucina’s menu in the next two or three weeks.
For more information on Broder’s delivery, call 925-3113 or visit www.broders.com.
50th & Bryant
If you yearn for the days when you could get a good, cheap haircut at a barbershop — not a hair salon or boutique — BT Barbers, 5005 Bryant Ave. S., might be just what you’re looking for.
BT Barbers is named for owners Barb Nevils and her daughter, Tenell East. They took over the space occupied for over a decade by Skip’s Barber Shop.
"We’re a family barbershop," Nevils said. "We’re taking over Skip’s Barber Shop’s male clientele. We do children; we have a small child’s chair, and we do women as well. It’s not a franchise system."
She said a basic haircut for a man is $16, for a woman it’s $20 and a child 12 and under is $14.
The new owners refurnished the interior and even added TVs for customers who want to watch a ballgame while their locks are sheared.
BT Barbers is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s closed on Sundays and Mondays.
54th & Nicollet
Hidden Health Chiropractic, a Windom-based business, moved to a new location in the Minnehaha Mall at 5451 Nicollet Ave. on April 5. Dr. Shona Mackenzie said her business had been in a home office on 54th and Queen for the past five years.
Mackenzie said two chiropractors, Dr. Eric Jensen and Dr. Kori Mortenson, have joined the practice.
Mackenzie said the trio has built a practice serving all ages but catering to families. There is a family room, where the whole family can receive chiropractic care together.
Prices depend on the type of work each patient has done. The business accepts customers by appointment and on a walk-in basis.
Hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday by appointment. For more information, visit www.hiddenchiropractic.com.