The new restaurants coming to St. Paul's former Schmidt Brewery


The people behind a few popular Minneapolis eateries are crossing the river to open restaurants in St. Paul's former Schmidt Brewery.

Developer Craig Cohen said last month he planned to break ground this fall on Keg & Case Market at the site of the 160-year-old brewery complex at 928 W. Seventh St., with the hopes of adding a few restaurants to the 22,000-square-foot Keg House building.

And now we know what those restaurants will be.

Nick Rancone and Thomas Boemer – the restaurateurs behind Corner Table and Revival – plan to open a full-service restaurant featuring a large open-hearth fire, with Boemer telling Mpls St. Paul Magazine it will take "the whole animal butchery game to a new level."

Five Watt Coffee's Caleb Garn also has something planned for the project, according to the Pioneer Press.Christina Nguyen and Birk Grudem of Hola Arepa plan to open a new branch of their popular Latin-inspired eatery there as well, which will feature a similar menu and patio, the Star Tribune says.

Cohen has said he also hopes to open a farmer's market and have an outdoor festival space that can be used for concerts in the summer and an ice rink in the winter.

This project is the latest development to reuse the historic space, which sat vacant from 2004 until last year when the Schmidt Artist Lofts opened in the complex's Bottle House and Brew House buildings.

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