Eddington's first opened its doors in the Twin Cities area across from Dayton's Department Store in downtown Minneapolis, in August of 1981. The first Eddington's was located on the second floor of a Marv Wolfenson building above the old "PARIS" Beauty Salon. It was not easy to find the single door leading to the new restaurant, and when people found it they had to climb two flights of stairs to reach it. As one customer said, "Its hard to find, but that just makes it all the more "chic." Eddington's was a raging success from the beginning with their healthy alternative to typical restaurant fare. Eddington's is the common last name of sisters who helped develop the recipes and decorate each store. Today Leslie Eddington Bautista continues to carry the family name and tradition that speaks of quality, service, and cleanliness.