Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The restaurant will be located in Westwind Plaza on County Road 101 and Highway 7 in the former Bruegger's Bagels.
If all goes as planned, the Chipotle Mexican Grill in the works in Minnetonka's Westwind Plaza will open on June 11. Chipotle will occupy the former Caribou Coffee and Bruegger’s Bagels spaces in Westwind Plaza (4717 County Rd 101). Renovations to the building include a complete remodeling of the interior into a single tenant space and updated exterior. The Minnetonka City Council opened a public hearing on Monday, April 15 for on-sale wine and on-sale 3.2 percent malt beverage liquor licenses for the restaurant. The hearing has been continued to May 13. Managers are already hiring team members to staff the new store. Go here to apply. The plan is to hire 40 employees.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The new restaurant will fill a vacant spot. The owner currently owns 318 Cafe in Excelsior.
A new restaurant in Minnetonka's Glen Lake neighborhood is in the planning stages. Glen Lake Cafe will be located in Glen Lake Center at 14725 Excelsior Boulevard. The space has in the past been used as a pastry shop and a coffee shop. The owner of Glen Lake Cafe is Thomas Peterson, who currently owns the 318 Café, located in Excelsior. The proposal submitted to the city of Minnetonka includes seating for approximately 55 people in the 2,000 square foot space. The menu would consist of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, along with coffee and baked goods. In addition to the menu, Peterson is proposing to sell wine and beer. Glen Lake Center, which is about 3 acres in size, is located on the southwest corner of the Excelsior Boulevard and …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the former Old Chicago location at Highway 7 and County Road 101.
Hurricane Grill & Wings in Minnetonka will open their doors for business on Monday, March 4. Then on Thursday, March 7, Hurricane will host a grand opening party with a steel drum band, Vikings cheerleaders and the Vikings mascot, with a few other surprises. Drink specials are from 6-9 p.m. The first Hurricane in the state opened in October in Burnsville. The Minnetonka location will be the chain's 50th store. This Hurricane Grill & Wings will be in the former Old Chicago location at Highway 7 and County Road 101 in Minnetonka. Old Chicago closed Sept. 4 after 16 years of business when the landlord decided not to renew the lease. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and closing time is extended to midnight on Fridays…
Friday, March 1, 2013
It's March 1 and the "Big Day" for the anticipated Minnetonka recreation center.
The Big Thrill Factory, a new recreation center in the former Kmart building on Highway 7 and County Road 101 in Minnetonka, is now open. Activities at the center include bowling, Bump-N-Spin cars, laser tag, an arcade with prizes, a black light rope course and a "Fun Factory" playground designed for kids. In addition to the attractions, a café serving food and beverages is available anytime or for a catered birthday party or event. A private event center can be booked for corporate events. The Big Thrill Factory will include 13,839 square feet of outdoor space for 18 holes of mini golf, trampolines, a climbing wall and spider climbs as the weather gets warmer. Find the Big Thrill Factory online or on Facebook. Hours: Sunday through …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The merger is expected to close by the end of the calendar year 2013, OfficeMax CEO and President Ravi Saligram wrote in an email to MaxPerks members. Until then, OfficeMax and Office Depot will remain separate companies.
Office Depot will buy OfficeMax in a deal announced today. The two office supply giants announced the signing of a “definitive merger” today intended to “create a stronger, more efficient global provider better able to compete in the rapidly changing office solutions industry.” Office Depot has a store in Minnetonka, located at 1005 Plymouth Road. There is currently no OfficeMax in Minnetonka, but there are stores nearby in Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park and Chanhassen. According to a news release posted on the OfficeMax website: "OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX) and Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP) today announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which the companies would combine in an all-stock merger of equals transaction …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The new dealership will reportedly come before the Minnetonka planning commission Jan. 17.
The design of a new 9,000-square-foot building for luxury vehicles could be in the hands of Golden Valley-based Steven Fichtel Architects, according to a recent article in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Morrie’s Automotive Group is planning on building the dealership “its Bentley and Maserati ultra-luxury franchises” reported the business Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, on a frontage road near Interstate 394 in Minnetonka. It was reported the request to build is scheduled to come before the Minnetonka Planning Commission Jan. 17 and possibly to the Minnetonka City Council Jan. 28.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Famous Dave's of America announced Monday that one of its board members will become chief executive while the current CEO steps down to the role of chief operating officer, an unusual executive-suite shuffle.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Minnetonka City Council will host a public hearing on the recreation facility this evening.
The Big Thrill Factory plans will make their way in front of the Minnetonka City Council today, Oct. 8. Have concerns about the project? The city council will host a public hearing on the subject tonight. The planning commission recommends that the council approve a conditional use permit for a restaurant and variances with outdoor seating area, an interim use permit for outdoor entertainment and a site and building plan review. Minnetonka staff said because this is a new business type to both Minnetonka and the metro area, there are some "unknowns" that may prove to be good or bad. However, they find that the proposal is reasonable and an appropriate use for the buidling that has been vacant. The Big Thrill Factory will be a multipurpose…
Equus, one of the few makers of off-brand computers, is branching out.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The coffee shop makes a move across County Road 101 on Thursday night to gain a drive thru.
Caribou Coffee, near the intersection of Highway 7 and County Road 101 in Westwind Plaza, will move across the street Thursday night. The coffee shop, which gains a drive thru, completes the four-tenant building that used to be Blockbuster. Caribou joins Massage Envy, T-Mobile and Pro-Cuts. The old Caribou closes Thursday night, and staff will pack up all their coffee materials and move across County Road 101 to open at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Bruegger's Bagels, located adjacent to the old Caribou in Westwind Plaza, closed on Wednesday and will be homeless for a couple of months. Bruegger's staff said either a Noodles and Company or Chipotle will take the former location. Bruegger's plans to reopen in a month or two in the same area…