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One of Black Sheep pizza's restaurants is getting bigger

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This pizza is going from medium – to large.

The popular Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza, which has three locations in the Twin Cities, is blowing out the space at its North Loop Minneapolis restaurant to double what it is now, the Journal Minneapolis reports.

The website says it's not just the size that's changing. The location, which up to this point has only sold wine and beer, will now follow the lead of the Eat Street outlet on Nicollet Avenue and offer cocktails.

The Business Journal says the alcohol upgrade will include a full bar.

Additionally, they'll also start serving "grilled items" that can currently only be found on their Eat Street menu, according to Black Sheep's Facebook.

Word of the expansion got out last month, with the restaurant's fans excitedly sharing the news on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/shawnanne_b/status/674066577931771904

With the debut of the new space fast approaching – the signs promise January – Black Sheep closed the North Loop location on Monday and Tuesday of last week to "prepare for (the) expansion":

https://twitter.com/blacksheeppizza/status/683431090325975040

The restaurant also shared a photo of what's going on behind the scenes:

https://twitter.com/blacksheeppizza/status/684916554778148864

Black Sheep's coal-fired approach to America pizza – which they say was pioneered in coal ovens like their own in New York and New Haven, Connecticut – earned it a nod from the Food Network, which in 2012 named it Minnesota's best pizza.

The upgrade in the North Loop is the latest expansion by Black Sheep, who opened their third location on Eat Street just over a year ago, the Pioneer Press reported. The other location is in St. Paul.

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