Lunds & Byerlys out – Rustica in



The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is reporting that the Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen in Wayzata is closing before the month is over, to be replaced by Rustica Bakery.

Lunds & Byerlys opened their 17,000 sf store in March of 2014 in the newly developed mixed use project of Promenade of Wayzata.   It was a new way of looking at the grocery business for them, with only 17,000 sf and heavy emphasis on prepared foods with a restaurant, wine & beer bar.  Back in 2014, Tres Lund told the Business Journal that “the average household is preparing multiple meals at home, and this is an opportunity to have restaurant-quality prepared food with a depth of variety that you’re just not going to find right now.”   But it never really took off, and combined with the slow addition of adjacent retail at the center, didn’t generate enough traffic to succeed.  Rustica will open this spring with a café, baked goods and ice cream.

New restaurant coming to Wayzata

Hemisphere Restaurant Partners, the owners of Mission American Kitchen & Bar, will unveil a new restaurant known as “District” in downtown Wayzata. The $1.5 million restaurant, consisting of about 5,000 square feet, will be part of The Promenade of Wayzata, and will hopefully be opening in mid-August.

The menu will feature American cuisine, with a focus on healthy foods that are “locally sourced from people with the strictest guidelines to provide fresh, organic, sustainable harvest.” District, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will offer a full bar, and seating for about 175, including patio space.

Apart from Mission American Kitchen & Bar, Hemisphere’s other restaurants in downtown Minneapolis are Good to Go and Atlas Grill. It is also known for its Tavern restaurants in Edina, Blaine and Woodbury.

For more information on the new restaurant, read the full article from Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal. You can also check out District’s website at