Business relate news going on in, and about the Downtown Minneapolis Area.
New Kickernick coffee shop Taraccino Coffee has opened a new shop
in the Kickernick Building in the Warehouse District.
Co-owners Salah Tarraf and Jerry Hinman have run a shop at 224 E. Hennepin Ave. for seven years in the Nicollet Island/East Bank neighborhood. The shop is known for its "Nordeast Mud" blend -- coffee Hinman said has a "rich, full-bodied taste that grabs you on the way down."
The Downtown shop opened earlier this month at 430 1st Ave. N.
Hinman said the place aims to be a neighborhood fixture where customers can connect and get to know others in the community. "We try to do the basics well. We offer a good drink in a clean environment."
Besides coffee, Taraccino Coffee has muffins and scones -- items baked at the East Hennepin location.
Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. -- Sarah McKenzie
Roly Poly rolls into Highland Bank Court The Jacksonville, Florida-based chain, Roly Poly Sandwiches, has opened a shop in the skyway level of the Highland Bank Court, 811 LaSalle Ave. S.
Wade Bronnenberg, the store's franchisee, said he got interested in the idea of opening a Roly Poly in Minnesota after reading the business section of a newspaper in Madison, Wis., about the chain's plans to open more stores in the Midwest.
When he tried a Roly Poly sandwich, featuring rolled tortillas, he got hooked. "All the ingredients are extremely fresh," he said.
The company started in 1973 by founders Linda Wolf and Julie Reid, who started rolling sandwiches at a Tex-Mex restaurant in Atlanta, Ga., just out of high school.
The store hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. -- Sarah McKenzie