Important message about our cafe in Uptown Minneapolis, from our founder, Emily
First of all, let me thank everyone who has graciously come out to our little pop-up shop and cafe in Uptown Minneapolis at Lake & Hennepin. It has been a learning experience for sure and a true test of perserverance. As hard as we worked, and as much of ourselves as we gave, things just have not been in the cards for us in Uptown. On Thursday, June 3rd, federal law enforcement officials shot and killed Winston Smith in our parking ramp. On Sunday, June 13, Deona Marie was killed on the same site by a man who intentionally drove his vehicle into mourning community members. In the days since June 3rd, our cafe, which is actually a kiosk within the mall at Seven Points, has now been forced to be closed for 5 days as of this writing. As a result, we are struggling to make ends meet as the bills continue to come due. In order to prevent permanent closure of our shop, and so we can continue to support and advocate for Twin Engine Coffee in Nicaragua, we will be scaling back our operations and offerings effective immediately. Our cafe in Uptown will now be open only Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 3pm until our final day on Saturday, July 31. We are actively looking for a new and permanent, affordable space to engage with you closer to or in Eagan, Minnesota, where we call our home. During the month of August we will be taking a brief vacation to regroup, and come up with a plan for the fall and holiday season. Our brief time in Uptown has been a true test of our will and passion for the work we try to do to support our local and global community, who struggle with sustainable job opportunities to provide for their families.
If you would still like to visit us in Uptown, you can find us inside True North Collaborative at 3001 Hennepin Ave South, Suite 1100, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Founder/Owner, She is Love