Apple Valley’s Enjoy restaurant changes hands

After remodeling, eatery will reopen as Vivo

Enjoy restaurant opened in 2004 in Apple Valley’s Central Village district. Owners Dan and Kay Shimek have sold the business to Vivo Restaurants LLC. (Photo by Andrew Miller)

Enjoy restaurant opened in 2004 in Apple Valley’s Central Village district. Owners Dan and Kay Shimek have sold the business, and restaurant management company Break Bread Hospitality will now oversee operations. (Photo by Andrew Miller)

Apple Valley’s popular Enjoy restaurant has closed temporarily for remodeling as the eatery transitions to new ownership and a new name.

Enjoy owners Dan and Kay Shimek, who opened the restaurant at 15435 Founders Lane in 2004, have sold the business, and the restaurant management company Break Bread Hospitality, run by Twin Cities restaurateur Bob Tinsley, will now oversee operations.

The business plans to reopen under the name Vivo.

The doors to the restaurant were locked Monday morning, and a notice posted at the front entrance informed potential patrons of the ownership change.

“The restaurant will suspend operations to the public for a period of time for remodeling and rebranding,” the announcement from Dan and Kay Shimek stated. “The restaurant will then have a grand re-opening under a new name.”

In the announcement, the Shimeks also gave some indication of what prompted them to sell:

“To properly be involved in the restaurant takes a lot of time, energy and sometimes money,” they stated. “We are at a point in our lives (Dan being 60+ and Kay being 30+) where we want to simplify our program and be able to visit the restaurant just as guests.”

It is unclear when the restaurant will reopen. Tinsley did not respond to a call from Sun Thisweek seeking comment.

Break Bread Hospitality also operates the downtown Minneapolis eatery Zelo, as well as Bacio restaurant in Minnetonka.

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