Restaurateur David Fhima to open third location of Mother Dough Bakery in the Minneapolis Mill District at Sherman Associates’ The Vicinity

{MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., July 20, 2023}—Sherman Associates and David Fhima announce Mother Dough Bakery as the newest restaurant coming to the Mill District neighborhood of Minneapolis. This is the third location of the bakery and café in Minneapolis operated by Fhima, located at the southeast corner of Park Avenue and South 2nd Street in Minneapolis at 205 Park Avenue, Suite #3. Fhima is a local, award-winning restaurateur. “My team and I are excited to partner with this amazing company. Sherman Associates embodies the same corporate values as the Fhima family; build back the Minneapolis downtown community better than ever,” said Fhima. “Not only does this concept promise to do that, it is only the beginning of a promising future for our entire city! And, I’m elated to bring a bit of Paris to the Mill District.” With everything made in-house daily, Mother Dough serves baked Parisian breads and pastries; grab-and-go lunch items including sandwiches, soups, and salads; and desserts and beverages including hand-selected wine and craft beer. Mother Dough plans to open in the late fall of 2023 with hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Mother Dough will be located at the street level of The Vicinity Apartments, owned and operated by Sherman, and will serve as a unique amenity to residents living at The Vicinity as well as residents and working professionals in the Mill District neighborhood, providing a new restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and social hour. Exterior of The Vicinity Apartments The Vicinity Apartments "We are excited to announce our continued partnership with David Fhima. Living and working in the Mill District, I can personally say this bakery will serve the neighborhood well,” said Ben Kepple, Director of Commercial Operations at Sherman Associates. “With its proximity to Stone Arch Bridge, the Mill City Farmers Market, and more, we are confident that this use will flourish in the community.” Fhima is also serving as the food & beverage visionary of Harmonia, Sherman’s $400 million, full city block development at South Washington Avenue and 3rd Avenue South in Minneapolis. Fhima is the founder and executive chef of Fhima’s Minneapolis, Artisans & Spice Catering, and Mother Dough Bakery, and recently opened Maison Margaux. He is also the executive chef for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx and was recognized as the Twin Cities Business 100: Innovators and Newsmakers to Watch in 2023. Learn more about Mother Dough here: https://motherdoughbakery.com/. CONTACT: Sherman Associates Alyssa Olson, 612.616.3814 aolson@sherman-associates.com Mother Dough Jackie Kinsella, 612.275.5926 jackie@fhimasmpls.com Backgrounder: Sherman Associates Sherman Associates is a growing commercial real estate development and management firm based in Minneapolis with properties throughout the Midwest, Colorado, and Florida. Sherman develops, owns, and operates its assets with a long-term vision to build neighborhoods, enrich communities, and empower people. Sherman Associates has developed over 12,000 multifamily units and currently owns and manages over 7,300 multifamily rental units (affordable and market-rate). Sherman also owns and manages over 660,000 square feet of commercial space, five hotels, four Starbucks, three restaurants, and two solar gardens. Stay connected with Sherman on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.