Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen in Wayzata to close Sunday, Jan. 22 

Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen, which opened nearly three years ago as one of the first retailers in The Promenade of Wayzata, will close its doors Sunday, Jan. 22.

Presbyterian Homes & Services, owner of The Promenade of Wayzata, recently received and accepted notification from Lund Food Holdings, Inc. that Lunds & Byerlys Kitchen would terminate its lease and close.

“Closing a location is never an easy decision, but it is the right decision for the long-term success of our extended family of employees and our company,” said Jim Geisler, chief operating officer at Lund Food Holdings. “Our primary focus now is ensuring the exceptional staff has an opportunity to transfer to other positions within our company.”

Rustica Bakery, a European-style bakery will occupy the vacant space, adding to its current locations in Minneapolis, Eden Prairie and Bloomington.

Rustica officials expect to begin working with Presbyterian Homes in February to transform the 17,000-square-foot space into an indoor market with fresh baked goods, a café, creamery, chocolatier and other specialty shops. The bakery and market are anticipated to open in the spring.

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