Tuesday, January 22, 2013
In spring, India Palace will begin an ambitious project that will ultimately double the Burnsville restaurant's capacity.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Burnsville's best-known Indian restaurant will soon get a significant facelift. India Palace has successfully petitioned the city to add on a a banquet center with a dance floor. The restaurant at the corner of County Road 5 and County Road 42 currently occupies 3,400 square feet. The plan calls for a 2,758 square foot addition, which would almost double the building's footprint and add another 100 seats. Right now, the restaurant has just 80 seats. The request was met with enthusiasm at city hall. "We've got a successful business we'd like to keep them in Burnsville, keep them growing," said City Planner Chris Slania at a Planning Commission meeting…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Munich-based company recently made a move on territories south of the river, relocating all of its production and warehousing facilities to Savage.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us A German company with global reach has extended its grasp into Savage's Eagle Creek Industrial Park. In early November, Savage saw the arrival of Sick Inc. a major producer of fiber optic sensors, scanners and other vision-based reading systems. Sick has expanded its production and warehousing facilities in Minnesota and relocated them all to the Eagle Creek. According to the trade publication, Robotics Online, the 50,000-square-foot space in Savage doubles Sick’s total floor space in the Twin Cities region. About 100 employees now work in Savage. The expansion project is Sick's third since opening a subsidiary in the Twin Cities in 1976. The company…
Friday, December 21, 2012
This week bankruptcy claimed Sarah Adult Day Services, a company founded by Deborah Delaney, a woman honored twice by the National Republican Congressional Committee as its "Business Woman of the Year."
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Adult Day Care Center in Savage Declares Bankruptcy Sarah Adult Day Services, a company located at 4833 W. 123rd Street in Savage, has gone into bankruptcy with over $1.5 million in liabilities and less than $200,000 in assets. The day care is one of a franchise owned by Flagship Franchises of Minnesota LLC, which filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Dec. 12, with $162,229 in assets and $1,552,906 in liabilities, according to a brief by the Star Tribune. Flagship also declared a second concern bankrupt: An entity known as Touching Lives Communities, which claims no assets and $575,000 in liabilities. Deborah Delaney is listed as the founder and …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
KJ Walk, Inc. of Savage will soon begin work on Rosemount's first hotel—a 70 room Country Inn & Suites at the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 42.
Last week, a Savage-based developer got the green light to move on a hotel development in Rosemount—the first for the south metro city, which has seen exponential growth since 2000. On Nov. 20, the Rosemount City Council approved a proposal from KJ Walk, Inc. to build a 70-room Country Inn & Suites on the northeast corner of the intersection between Highway 3 and County Road 42. The three-story hotel will include a swimming pool and other amenities. It will be coupled with a new SuperAmerica gas station and car wash. City officials are hoping that the hotel will spur further growth in the area. The site contains eight lots, and the hotel and gas station will only occupy a quarter of the 26-acre space. Eventually, it is anticipated that the…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
News that the manufacturer, Hostess, is going out of business has sparked a buying frenzy at Burnsville stores.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us South metro residents better hurry if they want to get one last taste of the Hostess brand's iconic, Space Age pastries—Twinkies, Ding Dongs and the like. Supplies at local stores are running low and may be gone by the day's end. Friday, company officials announced that Hostess would fold and begin the liquidation process immediately, thus bringing an abrupt end to some of the nation's most loved (and hated) sweet snacks. The news comes after less than a week of strikes by Hostess workers, who walked out on Nov. 9 in protest of a proposal that would cut wages by 8 percent and benefits by 27 to 32 percent, ABC news reported. About 18,500 workers will …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
By 2015, the hospital will add over 150,000 square feet to existing facilities.
Fairview Ridges Hospital is in for a bit of a boom. If all goes according to plan, the $60 million project will include a new 150,000-square-foot specialty care medical office building, a hospital expansion and parking ramp. Fairview will also be expanding the hospital itself, with 12 to 16 more beds in an observational area. The number of inpatient beds will remain the same—at 150. "This project has been in the planning stage for several years, and I am thrilled about the board’s decision to move forward,” said hospital President Beth Krehbiel said in a news release. “This much-needed expansion will allow us to enhance our outpatient specialty services and adapt to an aging patient population that has evolving health care concerns.” …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
City officials are in talks with a hotel ownership group that hopes to buy the so-called AAA property, which adjoins the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
The Heart of the City development could soon be home to a hotel. A hotel has been a long time coming. Since the Heart of the City redevelopment effort began in the late 1990s and early-2000s, city officials have long sought to bring a hotel into the area. It is hoped that the hotel business would exist in a symbiotic relationship with the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, which some have criticized as a drag on the city's funds. According to an article in Sun Thisweek, Mayor Elizabeth Kautz said believes the BPAC has played a role in attracting this group of investors, which have not yet been named. “It all has to do with market conditions,” she said. “People who own these hospitality enterprises always look at what the market’s going to …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
A bankrupt Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee is selling 14 metro area locations, according to the Star Tribune.
Popeyes, currently the nation's second largest fried chicken chain, is nipping at the heels of Kentucky Fried Chicken as it makes a major push to strengthen its presence in the Twin Cities. According to the Star Tribune, AFC Enterprises, Popeyes' Atlanta-based parent company, agreed to buy 14 Twin Cities KFC restaurants from a bankrupt KFC franchisee, Wagstaff Management. The list of acquisitions includes a Savage location in the extreme west part of town. Other locations include those in Hopkins, Richfield, Rosemount and Bloomington. Currently, Popeyes has just one Twin Cities restaurant location on Lake Street in Minneapolis near Uptown. A total of 28 restaurants are part of the $13.8 million deal, with other restaurant outlets in …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Ames Construction, a Burnsville company, is hoping to seal the deal on a bid for the new Interstate 90 bridge in Winona County.
Ames Construction is close to landing a lucrative deal with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The Burnsville-based company was the lowest bidder for building a new Interstate 90 bridge across the Mississippi River at Dresbach, a Minnesota town on the shore opposite of La Crosse, WI. The bid package also includes work on two highway interchanges and a rest area. In its call for bids, MnDOT estimated that the project would cost $175 million to $225 million. Ames put forward a proposal for $187.5 million. The company beat out three other bids, ranging from $207.4 million to $229.4 million. According to MnDOT, if awarded the project, Ames will be responsible for building a second bridge upstream. The existing four-lane bridge on I-…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The companies that made the list boast growth rates of 55 to 114 percent—a feat in an economy just beginning to pick up steam after a devastating recession.
In a time of famine, four Burnsville companies are feasting—and their growth in payroll and profits has caught the attention of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Innovative Office Solutions, Emergent Networks, Lancet Software Development and Pawn America have all been chosen for the publication's Fast 50 List, a ranking of local, private companies that are waxing when many are on the wane. Here are some quick stats gathered by the folks at the Business Journal: Innovative Office Solutions Emergent Networks Lancet Software Development Inc. Pawn America