Wedge Co-op plans a Nicollet mini-market

Credit: Michelle Bruch

Eat Street is gaining a miniature Wedge Co-op at 24th & Nicollet, providing the expanding grocer with a new commissary kitchen and café space. The Wedge will open in late 2014 at 2412 Nicollet Ave. S., next to McDonald’s at the Hai Nguyen Supermarket space. Most of the new storefront will be devoted to the commissary kitchen, but 3,000 square feet will offer fresh deli options, grab-and-go sandwiches, breads made in-house, café seating, and a coffee and juice bar. The space will also serve as a small-scale grocer with produce, dairy and meat. “Eat Street has been a restaurant hub in the Twin Cities for decades, and this will bring an option for organic, local ingredients in our mini-market,” CEO Josh Resnik wrote in the co-op’s newsletter. “We envision this smaller-format store being a very attractive option for fill-in grocery shopping.” The relocation of The Wedge’s commissary kitchen will give the primary location at 2105 Lyndale room for an extensive remodel. The Wedge staff are also searching for a second full-service store location, although that project is last in line after the Nicollet store opens and the Lyndale store is remodeled. Starting Jan. 6, The Wedge on Lyndale will open an hour earlier, starting at 8 a.m. seven days a week. Co-op members will receive a free eight-ounce coffee from 8-9 a.m Jan. 6-31.