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Erik the Red is moving from its location next to U.S. Bank Stadium

The eatery opened just months after the Vikings stadium.
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Erik the Red restaurant and bar next to U.S. Bank Stadium is moving away from the home of the Vikings to a new home in south Minneapolis.

The eatery, which opened just months after the stadium did in 2016 in the former Hubert's spot, announced on its Facebook page it will be moving to East 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue in 2020.

The restaurant's owner, Erik Forsberg, is also responsible for Devil's Advocate and Dan Kelly's Pub in downtown Minneapolis.

He says the new restaurant will feature the same Nordic BBQ, smoked meats, and elk brats that were popular at its current location.

Construction on the new restaurant will begin in the spring, with a view to opening in the late summer or fall.

"We’ve been looking for the perfect neighborhood location to expand on the success we’ve had with Erik the Red – and we’ve found it at 46th and Hiawatha,"Erik Forsberg. 

"We’re looking forward to putting down roots in this unique and growing part of Minneapolis. Building a new restaurant from the ground up gives us an opportunity to create a space that will be inviting, fun and will showcase our exceptional food and beverages."

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It will be part of the 148-apartment Lowa46 development, which also feature a small-format Cub Foods store on its ground floor. 

The announcement has been welcomed by Ward 12 Minneapolis City Council member Andrew Johnson, who said in a press release: "When I talk to residents in our community, I consistently hear them say that they love our local restaurants and want even more.

"I am impressed by the vision Erik Forsberg and his team are bringing to this site."

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