Thr3 Jack invites guests to eat, drink and take a swing at North Loop’s first restaurant and indoor golf venue this fall. The 90-seat dining destination features from-scratch New American food, along with six state-of-the-art golf simulators designed for year-round play for guests of all levels. Thr3 Jack is the first restaurant and entertainment endeavor for owners and brother and sister duo, Lucy Robb and Bo Massopust. The concept opened on Monday, October 7.
“Bo and I have wanted to open a business together for as long as I can remember,” says Lucy Robb, owner of Thr3 Jack. “We noticed a gap in the market here in the Twin Cities. Our community loves golf, but unfortunately, the game is absent for six months out of the year. I’m not an avid golfer like my brother, so we wanted to create a space that will appeal to everyone.”
An upscale neighborhood bar and restaurant, Thr3 Jack elevates familiar dishes and brings excitement to comfort food. The thoughtfully-crafted menu offers refined, New American cuisine, from craveable appetizers to classic entrees. Thr3 Jack is starting with dinner service only, but eventually will extend its hours from 7am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The cocktail program, created by Jesse Held of Earl Giles, will have playful twists on country club classics with a heavy rotation of seasonal flavors, along with low and no-proof cocktails for those looking for something less powerful. Additionally, the drink menu will include local beers and a selection of wine created by Bill Summerville. The indoor / outdoor bar concept that Jesse designed will open up to a 40-seat patio, along with three ergonomic stations for service without the wait.
Nathan Rostance, previously of The Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar, has been brought on board to help with opening operations and logistics. “Bo and Lucy have assembled an incredibly talented team to help bring their idea to life,” he says. “I’m excited to be working with them to bring an elevated hospitality experience to the game of golf, and another great restaurant to the North Loop.”
Golfers will be able to reserve some of the AboutGOLF simulators at an hourly rate, while a few will remain open to walk-in guests. The simulators will feature more than 70 world-renowned golf courses including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and Whistling Straits as well as target-based games, closest to the pin competitions, and long drive contests. A PGA pro will be on staff during select nights in the coming months to offer lessons and tips to those looking to improve their swing. But the simulators are not just limited to traditional golf, as additional parlor-style games will also be available - think golf-based versions of darts, corn hole and ski ball. Additionally, simulator rooms will be available to rent for screenings, private parties and special events.
Designed by award-winning firm, ESG Architecture & Design (ESG), Thr3 Jack embraces a welcoming and classic atmosphere of an authentic country club with a new spin. Wood moldings, plaid fabrics, rich leather seats and playful patterns are all intertwined with nods to the sport of golf. Complete with a 5,000 plus golf ball feature, indoor/outdoor bar, and a rentable private dining room with a golf simulator, Thr3 Jack encapsulates good golf vibes, without the grass upkeep.
Located in the new development by United Properties, The Nordic, Thr3 Jack is located in 9,200 sq. ft. of space on the first floor, adjacent to an outdoor plaza. The Nordic also includes office space by WeWork, a food hall from Galley Group, nearly 60 residential units, and approximately 450 parking spaces.
Lucy Robb, Co-founder
Lucy attended Colorado College where she earned a degree in English and Studio Art. Shortly after, she returned home to Minnesota and attended William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, graduating magna cum laude. Following graduation, Lucy practiced complex litigation in both state and federal court.
Craving creativity and looking to help build businesses, Lucy made a career transition to a strategy and research role at a Minneapolis-based design firm. Here she advised clients and
devised solutions related to brand identity and brand experience for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. Her passion for building brands and desire to become a business owner herself led to the creation of Thr3 Jack, her first restaurant endeavor in partnership with her brother.
Bo Massopust, Co-founder
Born and raised in Minnesota, Bo attended Colorado College where he earned a degree in International Political Economy.
After 10 years of restaurant jobs ranging from boat valet to bartender, Bo moved to San Francisco in 2008 to pursue a career in commercial real estate.
As a broker, Bo joins his clients’ teams as a trusted advisor when they’ re working on one of the most important decisions their business will face. After working on a wide range of deals, Bo developed an interest and expertise in leasing boutique fitness and food spaces. Bo brought his experience to Minneapolis in scouting the ideal location for Thr3 Jack. As an avid golfer, he’s passionate about creating an inviting space where people can gather in any weather to enjoy a great meal or play a few rounds with friends.
Jesse Held, Bar Consultant
With more than 25 years of experience, Jesse is a renowned pillar of the Twin Cities’ cocktail community. He developed his passion for craft cocktails while working his way through college at sports bars, nightclubs, fine dining, and tourist resorts. In 2013, he became the bar director for Jester Concepts, which has been recognized as premier cocktail destinations by several national publications. In 2019, Jesse left Jester to co-found Earl Giles, a craft cocktail elixir company with a consulting arm specializing in the development of cocktail menus for clients such as Thr3 Jack.
Accolades include 2012 & 2014 Bartender of the Year by CityPages and The Charlie Awards respectively and 2012 GQ Magazine / Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender. Additionally, Jesse conceptualized the Northstar Bartenders Guild and the Iron Bartender Championship, aiming to advance the bartending community in the Twin Cities.
Robert Wohlfeil, Executive Chef
Robert grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, eventually moving to Minneapolis in 2005 to attend culinary school at the Art Institutes International Minnesota. Following school, he spent the next decade working his way up to executive chef and general manager at Twin Cities’ most iconic seafood restaurant, Oceanaire. In 2016, Robert landed a gig with local restaurant group, Blue Plate. Here he focused on building neighborhood concepts as the executive chef of Mercury Dining Room and Rail and The Lowry. Robert enthusiastically joined the team of Thr3 Jack as executive chef where he’s developed a menu featuring from-scratch New American cuisine.
Nathan Rostance, Operations Consultant
Nathan moved to New York City in 2000 to follow his passion and begin his career in the restaurant industry. He tended bar in Brooklyn, followed by a stint in Tucson, Arizona before settling in Minneapolis in 2004. Over the past 14 years, he’s managed some of the most beloved restaurants in the Twin Cities, including Broders’ Pasta Bar and Oceanaire. In 2011, he helped open the James Beard Award-winning The Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar, eventually becoming managing director and leading the business through seven years of success.
In 2018, Nathan left The Bachelor Farmer to launch The Ops Group, a project management-focused restaurant consultancy. Here he specializes in openings and expansions, problem-solving and critical analysis, as well as operations management. Opening Thr3 Jack is his first Minneapolis-based project.
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