4300 Upton building changes hands

The new owner of the building at 4300 Upton Ave. S. is looking for a retailer to occupy the empty corner space next to Zumbro Café.

Linden Hills resident John Gross, who redeveloped the Bayers Hardware site down the street into Upton 43 and Patisserie 46, said he thinks new retail might be best at the corner, and said Zumbro is no longer considering an expansion there. He said the village already seems to have the perfect balance of restaurants, coffee, butcher shop and bakery.

“We couldn’t really ask for more, food-wise,” he said.

Gross said he plans fix up the building and look for a new tenant next summer.