Bull Run prepares to open flagship shop next month
Bull Run Roasting Co submitted its Shea Architects-designed plans to the city in mid-August for its upcoming and much anticipated space in the revamped Calhoun Square, smack dab where a Starbucks used to be. Bull Run's first outpost is set to open next month and will no doubt be a welcome addition in a neighborhood eager for a national-caliber roaster such as Intelligensia in Chicago and Portland's Stumptown. We spoke with owner Greg Hoyt about his plans.
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"The initial Bull Run coffee bar was incubated at Rustica," Hoyt says, "We developed an amazing relationship. And the new space is going to carry that forward." The store will feature a limited amount of the local bread and pastry mecca's items. The aesthetic of the store will have features that will make the interaction with the barista more intimate, Hoyt says, while, in his words, "continuing to bring awesome coffee to the Twin Cities and take it to a new level, showcasing the role of the barista as creator and chef with a design that's unusual for the Twin Cities, where we will continue with our single cup and clover brewing methods"
The new space will also continue to showcase Bull Run's simple menu of its rotating craft coffees and espresso beverages, which is always roasted in small batches.
The new location is set to open in early-to-mid October.