The restaurateurs behind Hola Arepa have purchased a site in Northeast Minneapolis, possibly to add another location to the Lyndale neighborhood restaurant.
Owners Christina Nguyen and Birk Gruden have purchased the former home of 22nd Ave. Station, a club that was located at University & 22nd in the Holland neighborhood. The site is a block north of Jax Café, a block south of Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit and a block west of Grumpy’s Bar.
They confirmed the sale Tuesday, saying they will have more details in the coming weeks. They bought the property for $575,000, according to a certificate of real estate value.
“We’re very excited about opening in Northeast [Minneapolis],” they said in a statement.
Hola Arepa began as a food truck and expanded with its first brick-and-mortar location on Nicollet Avenue in 2014. The restaurant, which is slated to open another concept at St. Paul’s Schmidt Brewery, serves Latin food and craft cocktails.
Cat’s out of the bag. We bought the old Deuce Deuce in NE Mpls. More details in the coming weeks. Let the wild speculation begin! 🙈 https://t.co/pYPbF1dxfd
— Hola Arepa (@holaarepa) March 28, 2017