Restaurant Alma is closing for the rest of the summer in order to prepare the building for a new café and hotel expansion.
Chef Alex Roberts is closing the restaurant, located on University Avenue in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, on Friday, Aug. 12 for the next few months. During the hiatus, the restaurant will see a new connection to the café and “significant” equipment upgrades, Alma’s website says.
Roberts has been planning a new six-room boutique hotel upstairs and a café next door in the former Dunn Bros. Coffee space. Alma’s bakery team has been previewing some of the café’s bakery program at occasional pop-up stands and at the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market at the Grain Belt Apartments.
The restaurant is expected to reopen this fall.