Soon, Northeast Minneapolis residents won’t have to travel to Eat Street to feast on their favorite donuts.
Glam Doll Donuts is opening a second shop in the Red 20 apartment building in the Nicollet Island-East Bank neighborhood. It joins other Whittier-based restaurants Lu’s Sandwiches and The Bad Waitress in its expansion into an increasingly popular stretch of Northeast Minneapolis.
Co-owner Teresa Fox said they’ve signed a lease for a space fronting Central Avenue in the new apartment building. Her and co-owner Arwyn Birch are looking to open the second shop in December.
Fox said the space is roughly the same size, though it will likely appear bigger due to the high ceilings. They originally looked at the Northeast Minneapolis area when opening the flagship location, but couldn’t swing the cost, she said.
“It’s going to seem grand,” Fox told The Journal. “It’s a good time to be opening in that neighborhood.”
But what about the donuts?
“We’ll definitely be expanding the menu,” she said.
Fox is planning to serve beer, wine and mimosas, along with Glam Dolls’ expanding brunch menu, in the new location. The Eat Street donut shop added breakfast sandwiches and a fried chicken and waffle donut to the menu earlier this year.
“Who doesn’t want champagne?” she said. “It’s more reason to hang out.”
The shop opened in 2013 and has garnered several accolades for its pastries, from City Pages’ “Best Donuts in Minneapolis” to features in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
Glam Doll is slated to open at 519 Central Ave. NE this winter between Urban Violet and Lu’s Sandwiches near a popular stretch of Northeast Minneapolis that’s also home to an expanded Riddle Room and The Golden Pearl Vintage.
The area, which is part of the Nicollet Island-East Bank and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods, is home to a quickly growing restaurant scene with The Herbivorous Butcher, Stem Wine Bar & Eatery, Spitz and the upcoming PinKU also opening.