In 2012, Edina gave regulatory approval to Parasole for a restaurant in front of the 7700 France building.
And last week, at Parasole's request, the Edina city council amended the city's liquor license ordinance to allow a single business to hold more than three licenses.
The council voted unanimously to change the ordinance, which was designed to keep a single entity from monopolizing Edina's on-sale liquor business.
"This ordinance came into play when we expanded the capacity to sell liquor outside the country clubs," Edina mayor Jim Hovland said during the Oct. 14 council meeting. "We were concerned that some of the national operators would come in and dominate our local companies like Parasole."
Three of Parasole's Edina restaurants—Mozza Mia, Pittsburgh Blue and Salut—currently have full liquor licenses. The fourth Parasole property, Good Earth, has a wine-and-beer license that did not factor into the three-license limit.
Alan Ackerberg, Parasole's Chief Development Officer, said the company isn't yet sharing its plans for the new restaurant's menu or exact opening date. Edina city manager Scott Neal said Parasole has yet to submit official plans for the restaurant.