June 5, 2012 by Sarah M
By Jeremy Zoss
A second location is planned for Dave’s Downtown, the family-owned skyway restaurant at 900 2nd Ave. S. Owners Dave and Sue Barnier have signed a letter of intent on a space in Accenture Tower, a move Dave Barnier said was initiated by the property’s management.
“They were looking to put our style of restaurant in the skyway and they said we really want you,” said Barnier. “They really came to the table and were really generous. It costs a lot of money to build a new location, but by their generosity we’re able to move forward.”
The first Dave’s Downtown location opened in 2008 and serves American breakfast and lunch food. Barnier said business is strong, and the new skyway between Accenture Towner and Ameriprise Financial has brought new customers to the store. The new location will allow the business to expand the range of its catering business and will feature a few new items like fresh juices and smoothies.
Barnier said the new space is roughly the same size as the original location, with a slightly larger kitchen and a slightly smaller dining room. Barnier said Accenture Tower would like the restaurant to be open by September.
“Accenture Tower has really been dedicated to the space,” he said. “It’s great when a landlord loves you. And the customers have been great too.”