Jared Allen to help Caribou Coffee celebrate new store in Minneapolis

The new Caribou is located at Nicollet Mall and Sixth Street. The Brooklyn Center-based coffeehouse expects to open seven more stores this year.
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The new Caribou is located at Nicollet Mall and Sixth Street. The Brooklyn Center-based coffeehouse expects to open seven more stores this year.

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