Reding signed a lease to open a Rock Elm restaurant in Maple Grove, located in the outlot of the strip mall to the northeast of Maple Grove Hospital. The restaurant will open in the late spring or early summer with an opening date to be determined.
Reding opened the first Rock Elm Tavern in Plymouth with Brad Sorenson in 2015. The idea behind the restaurant was to create a downtown dining experience for the suburbs, Reding said. The restaurant’s menu includes nine different burgers as well as entrees like Thai salmon.
“With [Highway] 610 opening up there the traffic is just continuing to rise and we can pull from the west and Maple Grove,” Reding said. “Having the medical buildings nearby also gives us a breakfast element we can add on top of it.”
The Maple Grove Rock Elm Tavern will be 4,900 square feet with a patio, roughly the same size as the Plymouth location.
Reding said he will likely work with Burnsville-based Reprise Design Inc. and Maple Grove-based Hunerberg Construction Co. to build out the restaurant, pending final negotiations.