Pastry chef and owner John Kraus and CEO Elizabeth Rose expect to open the sequel in a former Starbucks at the intersection of St. Paul’s Selby and Snelling Avenues sometime in mid-summer of this year.
“As a bakery, we constantly search for new neighborhoods where we can put down our roots,” Rose said in a release. “We have found that neighborhood in St. Paul and we’re sure it will be a great addition to our family. We look forward to sharing many stories and laughs with our new neighbors.”
Like the Linden Hills original, the new Rose Street (at 171 Snelling Av. N., St. Paul) will offer savory treats such as tartines, quiches and ham and cheese baguettes, along with a host of sweets – pan au chocolat, danishes, scones and much more – “authentically French minus the airfare,” as their tagline goes.
And the new bakery will also boast an assortment of ice creams and sorbets, including flavors such as mango-cilantro and raspberry rose.
Kraus was a James Beard Award semi-finalist in the Best Baker category in both 2015 and 2016 for his work at Patisserie 46, which has been a mainstay in the Minneapolis Kingfield neighborhood since 2010. Kraus added Rose Street Patisserie in downtown Linden Hills in 2016.
Shea architects will design the 1,300-square-foot space, which will feature seating for about 25. Patio seating is in the works as well – and Kraus hinted to more surprises up his sleeve.
“It’s the beginning of a beautiful relationship,” he said in the release. “We’ve got more exciting plans coming soon. This year is all about bringing our best to loyal fans and introducing ourselves and our offerings to new audiences. St. Paul, we’re looking forward to spending time with you!”