Just in time for the Twins home opener, we finally know of the new options for hungry and thirsty baseball fans coming later this season to the North Loop Green building across from Target Field.

Houston-based developer Hines has enlisted chef Brian Ingram of Purpose Restaurants to fill two of the three restaurant spaces within North Loop Green, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Ingram will launch Italian restaurant Salt & Flour and open another Hope Breakfast Bar location in the mixed-use development, which has been under construction since late 2021.

Chicago-based companies Marquee Development and Levy will operate a new bar and small bites concept called Bassett Hound. It will boast a spacious patio that extends onto North Loop Green's 1-acre park.

A spokesperson told Downtown Voices that the restaurants will likely open in midsummer, sometime after North Loop Green’s grand opening in early June.

Rendering of Salt & Flour courtesy of Purpose Restaurants

Salt & Flour will serve “reimagined Italian classics,” Ingram said, including pasta, focaccia pizza, and salads. He told the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal that there will also be an adjacent market that’s like "a small version of Eataly.”

Ingram founded Purpose Restaurants with Hope Breakfast Bar in an old firehouse in downtown St. Paul in 2019. The daytime restaurant known for over-the-top breakfast creations now has three locations and at least three more on the way across the Twin Cities.

Purpose Restaurants also operates The Gnome Craft Pub in St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood and The Apostle Supper Club across from Xcel Energy Center.

North Loop Green is a two-tower residential and office development with 450 apartments and about 350,000 square feet of office space.

Leasing in the 35-story residential tower started in November. Monthly rent for apartments with Target Field views range from around $1,900 a month for a 540-square-foot studio on the 14th floor to $8,490 for a two-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot unit on the 33rd floor, per Axios.

In what's known as "a flight to quality" in real estate lingo, the development's 14-story office tower is attracting some companies away from the downtown core, including accounting firm KPMG and investment banking firm Piper Sandler.

As of September, office tenants had claimed around two-thirds of North Loop Green's office space, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported at the time.