Photo courtesy of Lu's Sandwiches Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Lu's Sandwiches Facebook page

Lu’s Sandwiches is expanding to Northeast’s Red 20

Updated: May 26, 2016 - 2:48 pm

Lu’s Sandwiches, a sandwich shop in Whittier known for its banh mi sandwiches, is expanding with a higher-end location in Northeast Minneapolis.

The new restaurant will open next month in the new Red 20 apartment building in the Nicollet Island-East Bank neighborhood. Owner Quang Pham said while much of the beloved food will stay the same, the business model will be of a higher-end fast casual restaurant serving beer, wine and made-to-order food.

This will be the second location for the sandwich shop, which has been located at Nicollet & 26th for the past four years. Lu’s Sandwiches serves banh mi sandwiches made with fresh baguettes, vermicelli noodle bowls and bubble tea.

Pham, who owns Lu’s Sandwiches with three other partners, said the new shop will seat nearly 50 diners inside, plus more than 20 outside.

Lu’s Sandwiches, at 10 6th St. NE, Minneapolis is expected to open in late June near Central & 6th in the Red 20 building. The 130-unit apartment building is also home to a YogaFit studio.