In the end, the controversy over Cupcake was too much of a tempest in a teapot for owners of the popular pastry restaurant. After a year of fighting the city of St. Paul and neighbors over parking and and a liquor license, owner Kevin VanDeraa is pulling the plug on the Grand Avenue location. He is now headed to the Mall of America and will open the new shop next month, the Pioneer Press reports. VanDeraa says he lost $150,000 in an effort to bring the boutique eatery to the St. Paul area.
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What's open and closed in Minnesota on the Fourth of July
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Boy found in Brooklyn Park is reunited with parents
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1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting involving teens in Duluth
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Cupcake's St. Paul plan hits roadblock over parking again
The Pioneer Press reports the St. Paul City Council voted to reject a plan for a popular Minneapolis bakery to open another location on Grand Avenue. City leaders say Cupcake needs to have 10 guaranteed parking spots to have a beer and wine license. And the bakery's owner says he would need such a license to afford to operate on Grand.
Twin Cities 'Cupcake Champion' credits reality television for saving bakery
Despite light-rail construction along University Avenue, the owner of Cupcake in Minneapolis tells the Star Tribune, "business was higher this summer than last summer, and I can only say that that's due to the national exposure."
Twin Cities baker crowned cupcake champ
The owner of Cupcake bakery in southeast Minneapolis, Kevin VanDeraa, was declared the winner of the Food Network's "Cupcake Champions" competition series Sunday night and took home a $50,000 grand prize. VanDeraa won a challenge on May 27th to advance and compete for the title "Cupcake Champion." VanDeraa is working on plans to open a second location on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.
Documentary captures transformation of University Avenue
Before the 1960s, University Avenue was filled with streetcars and a premier shopping and entertainment destination -- "the place to be." Baseball fans flocked to Lexington Park to watch the St. Paul Saints take on the Minneapolis Millers.
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