Mayor R.T. Rybak requests a "Sea Salt-like restaurant" in Downtown East

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Sea Salt: Coming soon to Downtown East?
Days after the Minneapolis City Council gave the go ahead on a massive $400 million mixed-use development proposal for Downtown East, Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Park Board stated their intention to make room in those plans for a new destination restaurant "in the spirit of Sea Salt or Tin Fish," reports the Downtown Journal.

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It makes sense. Places like Tin Fish at Lake Calhoun, Bread and Pickle at Harriet, Sea Salt at Minnehaha Falls, and most recently Sandcastle at Lake Nokomis have all generated revenue (which the Park Board takes a cut of) and helped to attract visitors from all over to these respective parks and lakes. The current Downtown East development proposal contains a caveat that the city can sell a piece of the planned parkland to a private developer. That developer, in this case Ryan Cos., would then work with the city to build the space and open up the restaurant.


Park Board President John Erwin hopes that the new park would have space to include two different vendors, which is a wise decision if they decide to go ahead with their "Sea Salt-like" concept, but want to avoid Sea Salt-like lines. 

More updates to come as plans for the development emerge and the call for vendor proposals goes out. Which restauranteur would you like to see develop a concept for the Downtown East park?

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Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

900 5th St. S., Minneapolis, MN

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10 comments
Terrell Brown
Terrell Brown

You set a rather low standard. According to the CDC "More than one in five (24%) Minneapolis adults are obese and only 20.3% of adults eat the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Additionally, 23.1% of public school students are overweight or obese. "

Stephen Cottingham
Stephen Cottingham

Obesity problem? We are one of the healthiest metropolitan areas in the country!

helmut.thick
helmut.thick

Just pissing our tax dollars away a dollar at a time!

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Building the waterfall is going to be a bitch.

Terrell Brown
Terrell Brown

Just what we need another place that only cooks in grease. No wonder we have an obesity problem.

vinotintojoe
vinotintojoe

"in the spirit of Sea Salt and Tin Fish"

So more mediocre fried fish/seafood that you have to wait an hour for?

anon22
anon22

This part of the development will bring in additional revenue to help fund the rest of the project. Of you're worried about the cost of this, you should support every revenue stream the city can get from it

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