Nelson's, a full-service butcher shop, bakery and catering service, with a 60-year history in Hopkins is moving to 6318 Minnetonka Blvd..
"Nelson's will be moving to St. Louis Park at the end of September and will open at its new location in October," the butchery/bakery wrote on its Facebook page.
Leonard Nelson, started Nelson’s Meat Market in May of 1963. When he died in 1979, Rick Nelson found himself as the owner at just 24 years old.
“I always felt a bakery would be a good idea, but I didn’t know a thing about the bakery business,” Nelson told Hopkins Patch in 2011.In the 34 years since, Nelson's has opened a bakery and a deli, but not much else has changed.
“We have loyal customers, and our people are available to answer questions about meats and preparation,” he said. “The diversity of our business has worked well for us. Meats are still the biggest seller, but our catering business has really grown.”
The move was necessitated by a reconstruction project on Shady Oak Road scheduled to begin in the spring that will remove essential parking along the road.