The Dunn Bros at Lake & Humboldt closed Dec. 29 after 22 years there, with plans to reopen next spring at 2528 Hennepin Ave. S.
“Our lease was expiring, and we just decided to look around and see if there is a better location we can find,” said the independent franchisee Sanjeev Azad.
The new space in the former Muddy Paws Cheesecake storefront is larger, he said, with higher ceilings and more window light.
The owner would like to apply for a beer and wine license, potentially offering 6-8 taps of local brews.
“We’re intending to open the cafe with the evening crowd in mind,” Azad said. “We’ll have a loungey bar atmosphere, without any of the loudness of a bar.”