After being forced to move, Market Bar-B-Que has found a new home

The downtown favorite is shifting to Northeast Minneapolis.
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Good news barbecue lovers, a Minneapolis institution has found a new home.

The redevelopment of the 1400 block of Nicollet Avenue near Loring Park is forcing the Market Bar-B-Que out of its current home.

But the restaurant announced on Tuesday that, for the fourth time in its 72-year history, it has found a new home, releasing an image of its soon-to-be new location at 220 Lowry Ave. NE in Northeast Minneapolis.

Father and son owners Steve and Anthony Polski said it will be bringing its famous brick barbecue pit along with its "iconic" marquee sign to the new venue.

The restaurant is revamping the run-down existing property at 220 Lowry Avenue, demolishing it down to its studs before rebuilding it with the help of McNulty Construction and Blumentals Architecture.

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And while the Polskis aim to carry on the tradition their family has established over 72 years in downtown/Loring park, they're also promising a new feature in the Northeast location – a private dining/vintage arcade room named after the restaurant's founder, Willard Polski.

It's also teaming up with local breweries (and there are many in Northeast) and a local distiller for its bar menu.

If you want to try Market Bar-B-Que at its original location, you have until September to do so, as it'll then be closing down.

The new restaurant is slated to open in mid-November.

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