Pinstripes will open in Old Spaghetti Factory building — but not until 2021

Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal

By Mark Reilly – Managing Editor, Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Jan 24, 2020, 2:49pm EST

Pinstripes, the Chicago-based bocce-bowling-and-beer restaurant chain, will open a long-planned location along Washington Avenue at the edge of downtown Minneapolis in spring 2021, the company said Friday.

Pinstripes Minneapolis will include 10 bowling lanes, six indoor and outdoor bocce courts, a year-round rooftop patio and event space that can hold 1,000 guests, in addition to a restaurant selling steaks, pastas, salads and sandwiches, among other menu items. It will also offer a cocktails, wine and a changing selection of craft beers.

The location, in the former Old Spaghetti Factory building at the corner of Washington and Park avenues, will be Pinstripes' second spot in the Twin Cities. The other is at Centennial Shops in Edina.

Pinstripes has been eyeing downtown for years, though the exact location has changed a bit. Last year it settled on 233 Park Ave., a 1906 brick-and-wood structure that's also known as the J.I. Case Building and was part of a block-wide redevelopment by Sherman Cos.

Jeff Herman, president of Urban Anthology Inc., represented Pinstripes in the lease deal.

Sherman's nearby projects also included a Trader Joe's store, a Canopy by Hilton and an apartment building. The developer also has its corporate offices in the 233 Park building.

Pinstripes had initially hoped to open this year, but the building will require extensive renovations before it moves in. Shane LaFave, Sherman's director of multifamily development, told the Business Journal last year that work would include the rooftop deck, an overhauled fourth floor, a new elevator shaft and revamped mechanicals.

When the renovation is complete, Pinstripes will occupy a remodeled space on the first and second levels connected by a large staircase — one of the chain’s signature design elements. The restaurant is also taking part of the fourth floor.