Kim Bartmann’s universe is in transition. So what else is new? She recently tapped former Famous Dave’s CEO Christopher O’Donnell as an investor to help grow her business and improve its financial performance. This fall she agreed to sell her oldest extant concept, Bryant-Lake Bowl (1993), to a longtime employee. Her remaining mini-empire of eight Minneapolis restaurants—including Pat’s Tap, Tiny Diner, and Book Club—will be joined by a bakery-coffee shop and a restaurant at Vicinity, a downtown Minneapolis apartment project set to open in 2019.