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New Bakery To Open Inside Cooks

The North Loop is about to get a new place for fancy pastries, coffee and light meals. When Cooks of Crocus Hill reopens its shop on 1st Street, July 13th, it will be redesigned with new space inside for a pop-up from Bellecour French Bakery, owned by renowned chef Gavin Kaysen (who also owns Spoon and Stable and Demi restaurants in the North Loop).

Pastry chef Diane Moua, who’s a James Beard Award nominee for 2020 Outstanding Pastry Chef, will oversee a selection that includes croissants, pain au chocolat, quiche Lorraine, cookies and crêpe cake, according to an article in the Star Tribune. The bakery will also reportedly offer salads, wraps and soup.

This news is especially welcome to those in the northeastern part of the neighborhood mourning the losses of two cafes to the COVID-19 pandemic: Moose & Sadies and the cafe at Bachelor Farmer.

Kaysen told the Star Tribune that they’ll pay attention to what customers in this area want, and decide whether this pop-up collaboration should continue for the long term.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop Neighborhood Association

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