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Blue Plate Company’s The Lowry breaks ground in Uptown


By Lu Lippold

It’s depressing to look at the shell of an old video store, because it reminds you of a bygone technology, which reminds you of your own mortality, which sucks. Someday Stephanie Shimp, marketing VP and founder (with David Burley) of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, will tell her youngsters that her Uptown restaurant building was once a video store, and they’ll say, “A what?” Cheer up: Good times are ahead for the defunct Hollywood Video building on Hennepin. We chatted with Shimp at the groundbreaking of the Lowry, where she revealed the new look, the opening schedule, the new head chef, and when they’ll start hiring. –Read the rest of the interview here: