Oooooh, I get to rant about something today!! What to choose, what to choose…
Hm, how about the fact that my garage door broke with the car stuck inside? Or the fact that my dog ran away when the repairman came. Food rant though…must think food.
Okay, got it. Rustica Bakery. A great little European-esque bakery in the heart of south Minneapolis and connected to the fabulous Java Jacks coffee shop. Rustica specializes in marvelously delicious pastries, breads and desserts. They are in my top two of Most Favorite Minneapolis Bakeries. So what’s the problem here? Rustica is abandoning their outpost at 46th and Bryant to move into a bigger location in the heart of a STRIP MALL in the uptown area of Minneapolis. In the awful Lake St./Excelsior Blvd/Minnetonka Blvd disaster-zone of a traffic snafu crazy intersection. Have I mentioned they’re moving to a STRIP MALL? Basically what this move means for me is that I will never patronize Rustica Bakery again. And it’s not because out of principal I don’t LIKE that they’re moving to a STRIP MALL (I don’t like that), but it’s mainly due to the fact that currently the bakery is very convenient for me to get to within a few minutes, and the area of town they’re moving into now is not at all convenient for me to get to and it’s in an area where I rarely, if ever, go. Not to mention, they’re moving to a STRIP MALL.
I know they’ll still do great business in their new location, but I kind of doubt they’ll keep many of their south Minneapolis customers because the new location is simply not convenient. (Well maybe this is just my opinion- chime in if you are familiar with Rustica and think otherwise).
I paid what could well be my very last visit to Rustica this morning. Shared a cinnamon bun with Ryan, and brought home a chocolate croissant to share with Pat (because I’m NICE like that).
So long Rustica. Just know you’re bumming me out.