Abundant Bistro St. Paul -- CLOSED
Since the 28th has come and gone, I figured I'd stop by today.
The same sign is on the door, and the Library doesn't open until September 9th.
So, I called the number on their sign. I got a recorded message saying that they're no longer doing the restaurant - only catering.
So, there you have it.
Thank you, Danny. What a giant relief! Now, I'll stop flogging myself. In fact, I think this might be an occasion for a Twin Cities chowdown. I'll put my e-mail address in my profile--anyone interested in attending a chowdown, drop me an e-mail. Once I get enough feedback from enough of you (and consult the rules on how to announce a chowdown), I'll let you all know. Be patient, I don't check my e-mail constantly.
Today I stopped by Saigon for a sandwich. Before I went in, I stopped by Abundant and got some good news.
There's a note from Jackie on the door saying that they're closed, but will be re-opening on August 28th in the new Library across the street.
Long ago I recall her mentioning that they would be moving due to redevelopment. She also said that she runs a cafeteria in an office building in Bloomington - that is where she does the cooking for large catering jobs.
This doesn't quite jive with her quote to the Pioneer Press about business being too slow, but it could be reason for hope.
So maybe everyone here will have an opportunity to visit more often. ;-)