Slice to reopen Nov. 6
Slice was barely open two weeks when the little building at the intersection of Central and East Hennepin caught fire. Owners Adam Kado and Hosie Thurmond benefited from some crowdfunding to repair the damage and get back to business. The New York-style pizza-by-the-slice restaurant will reopen Nov. 6 at noon, assuming all goes well.
PILLLAR skateboard company coming soon
Skateboards and coffee sound like an unlikely mashup, but that’s what will be offered soon at PILLLAR Forum Café & Commodities, 2300 Central Ave NE. Owner Corey Bracken said he and his cohorts are waiting for final permitting from the City of Minneapolis to open their shop, which will feature skateboards made in Nevada from seven layers of American maple. The company, founded in February 2020, has a passionate environmental ethic and works with the National Forest Foundation to plant a tree for every skateboard they sell. The store also sells clothing made of a 50/50 cotton/recycled plastic blend. “With every purchase of a PILLLAR shirt, you’re taking eight plastic bottles out of the waste cycle of waste and putting them back to use,” said Bracken. The store also features handcrafted goods created by members of the skateboarding community, as well as locally-roasted coffee. They hope to open the shop the Saturday after Thanksgiving. About the three Ls in the company name – that’s no accident. Bracken said they’re a “deconstructed recycling symbol.”
Sammy’s Avenue Eatery closed NE
Sammy’s Avenue Eatery at 3300 Central closed at the end of October. Owner Sammy McDowell said he had offered to buy the building, but the children of the building’s owner wanted to retain ownership. “We unfortunately didn’t want to sink money into expensive updates if we didn’t own the building,” McDowell said. Look for his food truck in the spring.
Buttered Tin opens in Gateway Northeast
Buttered Tin opened its new Northeast Minneapolis location on Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Gateway Northeast Building, 2445 Marshall St. NE. Founded by James Beard-recognized chef and Cupcake Wars winner Alicia Hinze, The Buttered Tin has been a staple for scratch-made eats and sweets in St. Paul since opening in 2013. “Our goal is to become a welcoming staple where the Northeast Minneapolis community can gather around wholesome food, relax, have a drink with friends and family and share celebrations,” said Hinze. “We will also feature some of what we love about Northeast, including a mosaic wall created by Mercury Mosaics and menu items featuring Kramarczuk’s sausage.” Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Below: Alicia Hinze, owner, standing outside The Buttered Tin. (Provided photo by Jared Nanasy)