Kim Bartmann may open new restaurant in Loring Park

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April 25, 2014
By: Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson

Local restaurateur Kim Bartmann is trying to open a new eatery called Bauhaus in the former Café Maude location at 1612 Harmon Place.

According to documents submitted to the Heritage Preservation Commission(HPC), Bartmann wants to replace the single pane storefront windows and the back door to make the space more energy efficient. HPC staff has recommended to allow the new windows, but not the new door, because replacing it “would impair the integrity of the building,” which was built in 1920.

 When reached via email by The Journal, Bartmann declined to comment on her plans, but she told Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine that they project will not move forward unless she receives full approval from the HPC.

A letter submitted my the Citizens for a Loring Park Community declared its “enthusiastic support” for the project and hinted at a mid-June opening.

Bartmann owns seven restaurants in the Twin Cities: Red Stag, Pat’s Tap Bryant Lake Bowl, Bread and Pickle, Kyatchi and Tiny Diner. The Bauhaus name attached to this new project has no affiliation with Bauhaus Brew Labs, which is a giant new brewery and tap room opening in Northeast Park this summer.