|Cupcake is growing|
It seems that the boatload of national exposure that Cupcake's Kevin VanDeraa gained from winning TV baking competitions couldn't change the minds of the neighborhood association that's been opposing the shop's expansion to Grand Avenue. No matter, because VanDeraa has his sights set on bigger and better things. He's decided to end the months-long battle over parking spots and headache of slowing business in the central corridor and open a new store in a place where both parking and foot traffic are plentiful: The Mall of America.
Here are more details on the new Cupcake:
The exact location in the mall has not been identified, but it has been confirmed that the new store won't serve beer and wine. VanDeraa had been trying to get a liquor license and put in a wine bar at the possible Grand Avenue location and at his store on University, but that proved to be a difficult undertaking.
With Cupcake and Masu Sushi expanding to the mall, we're excited to have even more food choices on our shopping excursions.
3338 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN