According to a post on the Linden Hills Dunn Bros. Facebook page, patrons are finally able to enjoy the fruits of January's construction.
The hammering, drilling, and general racket that filled the shop will now be replaced by the sounds of baking. Fresh salads, sandwiches, and pizzas will be on offer, along with house-made baked goods.
Dunn Bros. locations across the country have been adding similar bakeries since 2011, under the label "Provisions Bakery Cafe." The chain of coffee franchises had launched the project in an effort to help franchisees expand their business, according to a news release from the company.
The project's first test store, next to the former Azia restaurant on Nicollet Ave, earned praise from Star Tribune food writer Rick Nelson when the concept debuted:
What a clever idea: A central commissary provides the doughs and batters, and an on-site convection oven bakes them, fresh, every day. Why put up with another forgettable, plastic-wrapped sandwich when you can enjoy a made-to-order stack of appealing, colorful ingredients layered in between bread that was baked that morning?
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