Zen House, a Japanese and sushi restaurant in Hermantown, will open a second location in the Holiday Center in downtown Duluth.
The Zen House will replace the Shanghai Cafe, which closes Aug. 28. Zen House, owned by Yasuko Holt, will do construction on the site to accomidate its needs and plans to open in mid-September, said April Holt, Yasuko’s daughter and the restaurant’s head server.
The new Zen House will be between Minnesota Public Radio and Cost Cutters and near Subway and Z’s Deli and Restaurant. The new Zen House will have a sushi bar to serve its sushi and bento boxes for downtown workers grabbing a quick lunch.
"We wanted to open a second location to expand and serve more people," April Holt said. "Not everybody can come to Hermantown for lunch."
Zen House, with 15 current employees, will also remain at its current location of 4147 Haines Rd.
"We’re really excited about this," April Holt said.