In Dinkytown redevelopment, Al's Breakfast will be spared


Rumors about a looming redevelopment in Dinkytown have put Al's Breakfast in peril, but we can all breathe easy: The tiny but legendary breakfast nook is going nowhere.

That's according to the Star Tribune's Vita.mn, which gets a hold of the building's landlord.

“I told those guys that they can be there for as long as they want to be there,” Paul Dzubnar tells the paper. “They are unbelievable tenants. Al’s is an institution, and I feel so blessed to have them there. I have no plans to move them, ever.”

Strolling around Dinkytown these days, people aren't sure what to believe. At issue is a big project spearheaded by Opus Development Co., which has plans for changes on the block that houses Al's. Al's and some other businesses will be spared.

But the House of Hanson , a sort of corner store, will be gone, as the Strib notes, along with the Podium music store and the Book House.

In fact, the proposed changes are still pretty striking, as this "Save Dinkytown" web site attests.

Next Up

Ky Thomas

Potts, Gopher defense dominate Buffaloes

Trey Potts ran for three touchdowns in a 30-0 victory in Boulder.

police tape, crime scene

Suspect dies by suicide after 11 hour standoff in Wisconsin motel

The standoff occurred at a motel in Balsam Lake.

U.S. district court minnesota - federal court

Four sentenced for home invasion on northern Minnesota reservation

The incident took place in October 2019 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

Screen Shot 2021-09-17 at 10.42.39 AM

4-year-old girl killed by falling branch in Mankato is identified

She is from South Dakota, and was attending the Mahkato Annual Traditional Powwow.

Screen Shot 2019-09-24 at 6.35.24 AM

No. 1 Lakeville South dominates No. 2 Eden Prairie

The Cougars ran away with the Class 6A showdown.

Lake Nokomis

Boy hospitalized after being rescued from Lake Nokomis has died

He was one of two children pulled from the Minneapolis lake.

39075 Shoreline Hwy, Westport, California - October 2017

Minneapolis man found dead at bottom of California cliff, half-brother arrested

The homicide happened near a beach park and campground for RVs located at the ocean.

uprooted tree in Burnsville

NWS: Tornadoes confirmed to have struck Apple Valley, Burnsville, Savage

A crazy night of storms may have included even more tornadoes.