Café Brenda closing
By Brittany Falkers
The landmark Café Brenda will be closing after 23 years of business on December 5, according to City Pages.
"Everything has its time," owner Brenda Langton told the Star Tribune. "I'm fin with it. We've had a great time. It's been fun."
The restaurant pioneered in the local-foods movement, serving a mostly vegetarian menu, it opened in the Minneapolis Warehouse District in 1986, the Star Tribune said.
"Back then, the Warehouse District was really cool," Langton told the Star Tribune. "But those days are done."
Langton will continue to run Café Brenda's sister restaurant, Spoonriver, lead the Mill City Farmers Market, which she helped pioneer, and work on other projects relating to food and health, including teaching at the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and publishing a new cookbook, the City Pages said.
"I'm having a great time moving into other arenas, and I just don't have time for it all," she told the Star Tribune.
Until the closing Langton plans to be a fixture during lunch and dinner at the restaurant, so she can say goodbye to customers, and gently nudge them over to Spoonriver, according to the Star Tribune.
"I think I'll be getting a lot of hug in the next two weeks," she told the Star Tribune. "At least I hope so."