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Smack Shack opening location in Bloomington this summer

The former Fuddruckers space will be completely redone to fit Smack Shack's style.

Smack Shack is opening a new location in Bloomington, near the border with Edina, this summer. 

The casual seafood restaurant will be in the former Fuddruckers at 3801 Minnesota Drive, which will be "completely transformed" by Shea Design to bring in Smack Shack's "signature casual and coastal aesthetic," a news release says.

“We’re beyond excited to open another Smack Shack, especially in this location,” Owner Josh Thoma said in the release. “We just celebrated eight years at our North Loop location and the Twin Cities appetite for casual seafood just keeps growing. We can’t wait to bring more favorites to our guests that may not come to downtown as often, but still love our food."

This will mark the fourth location for the popular restaurant that got its start as a food truck in 2010. Smack Shack's other locations are in Minneapolis' North Loop, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and at Potluck in Roseville, as well as handling the kitchen at The 1029 Bar in Northeast Minneapolis.

The Bloomington restaurant will feature a large bar area and a dining room that opens to the outside, an "expansive patio" and a private dining room. 

It will be able to seat 344 people, but Smack Shack will abide by Minnesota Department of Health guidelines and limit capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Details on when exactly this summer the restaurant will open have not been released. 

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