The founders of Vellee Deli are opening a new restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis.

The new location will simply be called “Vellee” and will open later this summer on the ground floor of NordHaus at the corner of University Avenue NE and 1st Avenue NE.

Vellee will be a spin-off of the wildly successful Vellee Deli in Downtown Minneapolis. Wife and husband Joyce Truong and Will Xiong are the co-owners of Vellee Deli and the ones behind the new restaurant.

At the Northeast location they’re planning on offering an expanded menu that features small plates, dinner offerings and drinks including beer, wine and cocktails. The pan-Asian menu will feature items that are inspired by Truong’s Mother and Grandmother along with her husband’s family. You’ll find a number of Vietnamese, Chinese and Hmong recipes and also items such as tacos, kimchi and duck confit. Guests will order at a counter, select a seat and have their food brought to them by a food runner.

Little Box, Inc is responsible for the design of the new restaurant which will occupy 2,900 square feet of space. The space will be built out by Minneapolis-based Building Assets Construction Company. In addition to dining and lounge space within the interior of the restaurant, a large outdoor patio will also be constructed that will be perfect for enjoying eats and drinks during the warmer months.

Vellee Deli isn’t just working on the new Northeast restaurant, they’re also working on bringing back their food truck where it all started. They’ll use the new Northeast location as a base kitchen for the food truck and hope to begin operating it again later this summer.

We’ll be sure to post more information about Vellee as they get closer to officially opening their doors for business.