Another farmers market stand is going the brick-and-mortar route.

Dulceria Bakery (1839 E. 42nd St., Mpls., 612-750-0401,, which specializes in contemporary Mexican sweets, is taking over the former Colossal Cafe space in Minneapolis.

“I’m excited, and terrified, and excited again,” said owner Dulce Monterrubio, who expects to greet customers at the new location beginning in June.

In 2017, Monterrubio left her 13-year career in education to follow her passion, baking a wide range of eye-grabbing cookies, bars, pies, cakes and other delicacies that spotlight ingredients from her native Mexico: addictive ancho chile brownies, decadent shortbread bars topped with mango and toasted coconut, guava jam-glazed pound cake, clever conchas-shaped cupcakes filled with all kinds of goodies, lattice-topped Haralson apple pie with cajeta-pecan crumble and delicate, lard-based cookies brimming with a refreshing orange bite.

Meanwhile, Loring Park’s Woman’s Club of Minneapolis (410 Oak Grove St., 612-813-5300, will soon be open to the general public.

Starting in early June, the private club will debut its swank dining room for nonmembers, serving lunch Tuesday through Saturday, and dinner Wednesday through Saturday.

“The fact of the matter is that we need to find sources of revenue other than members’ dues,” said Belia Jimenez-Lorente, the club’s operations/general manager.

“Ten or 12 years ago, we had more than 900 members. Today it’s around 300.”


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