The Wedge Community Co-op's new Eat Street market will be named the Wedge Community Table.
The market has also revealed the Cuningham Group's renderings for the new 15,000-square-foot space planned for 24th & Nicollet. It will feature a market, café, new bakehouse, kitchen production area, community room, and demonstration classroom.
“We focused on sustainable strategies and created a design that transforms a dilapidated building into inviting, high-performance community and work space,” said Jeffrey Mandyck, Cuningham Group principal, in a statement released this morning. “Daylight and natural materials combined with exposed existing structure create warm, open spaces and the Nicollet Avenue storefront welcomes the community and features natural foods within.”
The market will go into a remodeled 1960s-era building. Architects on the project are pursuing LEED certification.
“We're excited about our growth and this new location which was selected to meet growing member/owner needs, but it's equally important to us to be a good partner in this well-established neighborhood,” said Wedge CEO Josh Resnik. “This will be a vibrant community space where you can meet, grab a bite to eat or get a few staple grocery items on your way home, that will complement the existing businesses in the area.”
The store will provide seasonal deli options, artisan bakehouse breads, pastries, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, hot soups, a burrito bar, a coffee and juice bar and a seating section for dining in. It will also house a catering department.
A grand opening is planned for fall. Once complete, the Wedge will move forward with a major remodel at the Lyndale store expected to be complete in the summer of 2015.