Mayo Clinic Square gets first of several potential restaurants

Journal MPLS –

Old Town Pour House will be the first of several potential restaurant tenants to move into the newly renovated Mayo Clinic Square.

The concept from Chicago-based Bottleneck Management will open in spring 2016 near the corner of Hennepin & 7th, the space once home to Gameworks. There are several other ground-floor spaces where building owner Phillip Jaffe, CEO of Plymouth-based Provident Real Estate Ventures, is considering “signature” restaurants or tenants.

“We are confident that Old Town Pour House will speak to all Mayo Clinic Square visitors including sports fans, music and art enthusiasts, business professionals, and families, while offering a more upscale and modern approach to the everyday sports bar concepts seen in Downtown Minneapolis,” he said in a statement July 10.

The restaurant will offer 90 or more local and global craft beers. Paul Katz, corporate executive chef, is handling the menu, which features reinvented American fare.

“After our success in Chicago, we saw an opportunity to expand the Old Town Pour House brand to other markets, first with a location in Gaithersburg, MD, and now Minneapolis,” said Bottleneck Management CEO Chris Bisaillon. “Our team is looking forward to sharing our distinct brand of hospitality with visitors to the up-and-coming Mayo Clinic Square.”

The restaurant joins Jimmy John’s and Kieran’s Irish Pub on the first floor. There are a few other large corner vacancies in the building, including spaces once home to Borders, Shout House and Hard Rock Cafe.

By: Eric Best
Date: July 13, 2015 10:40am CST
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