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Red Cow owner’s new North Loop restaurant will be called Red Rabbit

Nick Halter Staff reporter Minneapolis / St.Paul Business Journal

Jun 10, 2016, 2:03pm CDT

Luke Shimp is the owner of the Red Cow restaurant chain and his newest venture, Red Rabbit. NANCY KUEHN | MSPBJ

Luke Shimp is the owner of the Red Cow restaurant chain and his newest venture, Red Rabbit.

NANCY KUEHN | MSPBJ

Luke Shimp knocked it out of the park with his Red Cow burger concept, so he’s sticking with the lucky color for his newest restaurant.

Shimp’s forthcoming North Loop restaurant will be called Red Rabbit and serve pizzas, pastas, oysters and salads. He’s partnering with former Parella Chef Todd McDonald on the project at 201 Washington Ave. N., a former auto shop.

A three-season garden patio called The Greenhouse behind the building will serve cocktails by bar man Ian Lowther, according to a news release.

Shimp said Red Rabbit will open this fall. The former NASCAR mechanic launched Red Cow in Southwest Minneapolis in 2013 and has since added locations in the North Loop and St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill.

Red Cow also has two stands at Target Field and recently won the Twin Cities Burger Battle.

Nick Halter covers retail and sports business.