Rosedale Center announces new food hall filled with local restaurants

Its previous food hall closed abruptly in July.

Two months after the sudden closure of its food hall after less than a year after it opened, Rosedale Center has announced its new food hall will open this fall.

The Roseville mall confirmed Thursday that its new food hall will be called Potluck, and unlike its previous effort, will comprise entirely of Minnesota-based restaurants and chefs.

Among those moving into the food hall is Twin Cities celebrity chef Justin Sutherland, who will be opening two restaurants: Chickpea, and Obachan Noodles and Chicken.

Obachan will serve up ramen, udon and soba with broths, along with Japanese fried chicken, while Chickpea will feature "a hummus bar and fresh salads."

Also involved is FOX 9 presenter Jason Matheson, who is teaming up with pastry chef Adrienne Odom to open southern-style biscuit eatery Betty & Earl's, which is named after Matheson's grandparents.

Other notable arrivals include Smack Shack, which has restaurants in the North Loop and MSP Airport, and Nordic Waffles, which debuted at the Minnesota State Fair in 2018.

Burger Dive, the Tony Jaros restaurant that replaced his former Northeast eatery, Tony Jaros River Garden, is also in the mix, as is south Minneapolis ice cream and pizza joint Grand Ole Creamery.

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"Food halls are dominating the conversation in retail and mixed-use development," said Lisa Crain, Senior General Manager of Rosedale Center, in a press release.

"In response to the market and our 14 million shoppers annually, we are proud to offer this phenomenal collection of the top chefs, best food, and newest concepts to the market."

Rosedale's previous food hall, Revolution Hall, shuttered suddenly in July, with the mall saying the move would allow it to "satisfy the demand for an engaging customer experience."

In other Rosedale-related news, European fast-fashion chain H&M is opening its store in Roseville on Sept. 26, making it the company's 12th location in Minnesota.

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