Moulin Rouge-inspired restaurant, speakeasy and event center planned for North Loop building

A new dining and event venture is set to open in the historic Ribnick building in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood.

According to a release, the Fhima family has acquired the historic building, which for 76 years, housed Ribnick Furs.

A restaurant inspired by France’s Moulin Rouge, a speakeasy and an event center are planned for the space.

The Fhima family said it also plans to showcase the cultural talents that exist within the city’s hospitality and BIPOC communities.

"It has been a demanding process, but a labor of love nonetheless," Chef David Fhima said in a statement. "This could not have happened without the help of the Ribnick family, namely Bill Ribnick, and the partnership of Sunrise Banks’ incredible team. We will honor this historic space, paying homage to the iconic Ribnick family name and honoring the building’s legacy with every plate prepared and with every guest served."

A timeline for opening has not yet been released.