MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dusk is falling on the much-lauded south Minneapolis restaurant Heyday.
According to Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, the Lyndale Avenue spot, which was named one of the nation’s best new restaurants when it opened, will close on June 9.READ MORE: Brooklyn Park Joins Growing List Of Minnesota Cities Requiring Masks In City Buildings
However, the team behind Heyday isn’t going anywhere.
Chef-owner Jim Christiansen, owner Mike Prickett and manager Dani Megears Spa told the magazine they plan to revamp the Heyday space and open two different restaurants.
One will be a space offering the poetic dishes Christiansen, a James Beard Award semifinalist, is known for. Think slightly frozen raw lamb with crispy yogurt.READ MORE: Wastewater Testing Reveals Scale Of St. Paul's COVID Spread
The high-end concept will take a smaller portion of the space and likely be open only part of the week.
The other restaurant will be a bar with a full kitchen, offering different cuisine according to the chef’s whim. One season it might be a type of Spanish-style tapas bar, the next a Jamaican jerk joint, and after that a dumplings spot.
“When we thought about good old bar food, fries, and chicken wings, it was just kind of un-motivating to think about doing that forever,” Christiansen told the magazine. “That’s not us…And while you don’t make a ton of money in good restaurants, you can have a lot of fun and be creative and push yourselves and learn and have a good time—so if we can do it, why wouldn’t we do it?”MORE NEWS: 'I'm Scared For My Patients': As COVID Cases Surge, Delta Plus Variant Worries Medical Experts
The names of the new restaurants have yet to be decided.