The popular Minneapolis restaurant Upton 43 closed in August – and while its new home in the North Loop isn't open yet, its old space in the Linden Hills area has a new foodie tenant.
Martina, an Argentinian seafood restaurant, will take over the former Upton 43 space, Mpls.St.Paul Mag reports.
The project is spearheaded by Daniel del Prado – who you might know from Burch Steak or Bar La Grassa. He hopes to have Martina open within the month, he told the magazine.
The restaurant has been teasing a few menu items on its Instagram.
Del Prado was born in Argentina, and he said the focus will be on relatively affordable eats (with most, though not all, coming in under $20), according to Mpls.St.Paul Mag.
When discussing his plans this summer, he told the Southwest Journal Martina would get freshly caught fish, with an emphasis on cooking over a wood fire.
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He has 2 restaurants in the works
Martina was initially planned for a different spot in the neighborhood – a former gas station on 54th and Penn Avenue in Minneapolis.
With Martina moving to the old Upton 43 space, the former gas station will instead be the home of del Prado's other project, a barbecue restaurant called Diamond, he told the Star Tribune.
Look for that to open later this year or early next, the paper reports.