Photo by Tom Wallace.

In May, Psycho Suzi's owner Leslie Bock shook the waters in northeast Minneapolis when she announced plans to move her tiki motor lounge into the current Gabby's location. Her big news just got a little bigger.

Twin Cities cocktail gurus Johnny Michaels (of La Belle Vie) and Pip Hanson (of Cafe Maude) say they have signed on to create the new location's cocktail program. The duo (who go by Proof Drink Design), will act as consultants at the new bar, helping to not only design the drink list but the actual layout of the cocktail bars inside Gabby's large building. Michaels described the new Psycho Suzi's as an exotic cocktail haven, with a lush patio and themed mini-bars upstairs.

"Prepare for the reemergence and evolution of the blended cocktail,” he said. Michaels expects Psycho Suzi's current roster of strong tiki drinks to stick around, too.

Bock is still planning an October opening. It's unclear if Gabby's will move or simply shut down when Psycho Suzi's relocates.

Info on the current Psycho Suzi's: 2519 Marshall St. NE., Mpls. 612-788-9069.

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