Photos by Ali Hormann Photography

Photos by Ali Hormann Photography

Centro to open soon in Northeast

Updated: June 27, 2018 - 4:10 pm

The wait is finally over for the opening of Centro, one of two much-anticipated concepts opening in Northeast Minneapolis.

AHP_1696 webFormer Lyn 65 bar manager Jami Olson, a first-time restaurateur, is behind the two restaurants, which will feature the talents of executive chef Jose Alarcon (Lyn 65, Eastside, Travail, etc.).

Centro is slated to open around the end of the month across the street from Indeed Brewing Co. at the redeveloped corner of 15th & Quincy in Northeast’s Logan Park neighborhood. The restaurant gave a preview during Art-A-Whirl weekend, offering drinks and tacos out near several of the Northeast’s popular artist studio buildings.

The more casual 90-seat restaurant will serve street tacos, fresh fare out of a raw bar and botanas, or snacks, like beer-infused frijoles borrachos. The bar-focused concept keeps the Mexican influence with its beverage program with agave spirits, Mexican-inspired craft cocktails, alcoholic and non-alcoholic paletas, a frozen Mexican treat.

Minneapolis-based Shea Design is responsible for designing Centro, which will have a 34-seat outdoor patio.

Expect its sister restaurant, Popol Vuh, to open later this summer. It will serve refined Mayan cuisine next door.

Centro, at 1414 Quincy St. NE, will be open 11 a.m.–midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

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