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Rustica Bakery set to open its second Twin Cities location

It's moving into the Southdale Center in Edina.

Rustica Bakery is adding a second location to its current eatery near Bde Maka Ska, preparing to open its doors at the Southdale Center.

The award-winning bakery and coffee shop will open adjacent to the new Life Time Fitness center at the Edina mall, with Friday, Mar. 13 its first day in business.

Rustica has been a fixture on West Lake Street since 2004, and its move to Southdale marks the next stage of the Edina mall's transformation, as it starts offering more food, fitness and accommodation options amid the wider downturn in bricks-and-mortar retail.

The Southdale Rustica will comprise a 60-seat dining room, with the cafe extended during the warm months with a 24-seat patio.

It will sell a selection of sandwiches – both for grab 'n go and sit-down diners – snacks, and salads alongside its well known selection of pastries, breads, cookies and desserts.

It'll also be launching its own house-blend coffee, which has been brewed in-house by Rustica staff.

There will also be kombucha on tap, a selection of Jinx teas, 

"We’ve taken everything our customers love about the original location and created a space for our neighbors in Edina," said owner Greg Hoyt.

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"Edina is a great market for a Rustica Cafe. We are a place where friends and family can gather. We’re thrilled to be part of this neighborhood and to introduce our first house blend to our guests."

"This is an exciting time for Southdale Center and the surrounding community,” said Southdale Center General Manager Judy Tullius. 

"We are in the midst of a ‘reinvention’ that’s making Southdale not just a great place to shop, but a mixed-use lifestyle center that includes the best of the best eateries like Rustica Bakery."

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