March 7, 2017

Katharine Tinucci, 612-709-4864
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Colossal Cafe moving Minneapolis location
Plans to move Colossal Cafe one mile to a new Minneapolis location, plus new concept for original space coming soon
Minneapolis — Today, Colossal Cafe owners John Tinucci and Elizabeth Tinucci announced that March 31, 2017 will be the final day of business at the flagship location of the Colossal Cafe (1839 E 42nd Street, Minneapolis). The cafe has been a Powderhorn Park neighborhood favorite since 2005, and though the original location will be closing at the end of this month, the Tinuccis have plans to move the Colossal Cafe to a new space about one mile away, at 2403 E 38th Street, Minneapolis. 

"It is bittersweet for us to be closing the original Colossal Cafe," said co-owner Elizabeth Tinucci. "When we bought the Colossal Cafe in 2010, we knew that this tiny restaurant in south Minneapolis was an institution in the community, and we are making this announcement today so customers have a chance to come in one more time for breakfast or lunch. The good news is that we are not leaving Minneapolis, but moving to a new, bigger, space - and yes, we will take credit cards at the new location!" 

The opening date for the new Colossal Cafe in Minneapolis will be announced soon - renovations are expected to be completed in time for a spring opening. The new Colossal Cafe will feature 44 seats in the restaurant, 24 seats on a private patio, and the same made-from-scratch menu that Minneapolis residents and visitors crave. 

The Tinuccis are expected to announce new plans for the location on 42nd Street, as well.

"We are not done at the original location quite yet," said co-owner John Tinucci. "We can't share many details at this point, but we do have a new concept in the works for the cafe on 42nd Street. Stay tuned!"
The Colossal Cafe strives to bring honest, American scratch cooking to the neighborhood. Carrie and John Tinucci and Elizabeth Tinucci own and operate three locations of the Colossal Cafe: Minneapolis, Como Avenue and Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. 
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