Friday, February 1, 2013
Which Wich, located at 2000 Rahncliff Court, will open on Feb. 19, according to owner and Eagan resident Jeff Eccles.
Olive spread, blue cheese, bananas, shrimp. Those are just a few of the more than 61 toppings that customers at the soon-to-be-opened Which Wich sandwich shop at 2000 Rahncliff Road in Eagan. The restaurant, part of a national chain based in Texas, plans to open on Feb. 19, according to owner and Eagan resident Jeff Eccles. Eccles, who owns another Which Wich location in Savage, says the restaurant's variety sets it apart from it's competitors. Which Wich has 51 sandwiches on its menu, and hundreds of possible combinations that more adventurous sandwich enthusiasts can try. The most unusual sandwich the restaurant carries on its menu is the "Elvis Wich", a combination of bananas, bacon, honey and peanut butter, Eccles said. "We cover the …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
MGM Liquor will pour $1 million into the store at 3050 Highway 13 West.
As of Tuesday's city council meeting, Liquorville is officially no longer. The store will soon be remade into a corporate-owned location of MGM. "This is going to be a state-of-the-art store," said Michael Maglich, one of the company's principals. Maglich told the council that the St. Paul-based franchisor planned to invest $1 million into the storefront at 3050 Highway 13 West. Current property records indicate that the 33-year-old building is worth $395,800, not including the value of the land. The council granted the company a liquor license with little discussion. Other than company representatives, no one spoke at a public hearing for the measure. "We're glad you're investing in Burnsville," said Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. "That's a good …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
This week Savage will welcome the newest location of KoKo FitClub, a new concept gym that offers an automated "personal training program" modeled on nuanced workout plans used by the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Savage's new, high-concept gym courts a familiar demographic: The slice of humanity you see flooding the weight rooms after New Year's Eve, valiantly puffing away on the treadmill with a look of grim determination. The ones who start a new workout regime or diet on Jan. 1 with the best of intentions, but give in to boredom or frustration by Valentine's Day. The ones who are neither fitness buffs nor wealthy enough to hire a personal trainer. In other words, almost everyone but the most dedicated marathon runner or gym juicer. To those people, KoKo FitClub Owner Curt Strait says welcome home. Gray-haired, bespectacled and slightly bookish, Strait …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Meet Missy Wettstrom and Amy Bustos, the minds behind Droolin' Moose, Burnsville's newest candy and chocolate company.
Follow Burnsville Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us To others, it may seem that Droolin' Moose got started under inauspicious circumstances: The shop began in 2007 with a lagging economy, 100 feet of snow that winter and no sign. By conventional wisdom, it wasn't the best time to be going into a consumer-driven business, but the past five years have proven such skepticism wrong. "I don't think you ever feel safe (starting a businss). You just take a risk," said Co-owner Missy Wettstrom. "It was a risk worth taking," added Amy Bustos, her sister, collaborator and fellow co-owner. The two had grown up in a business called Edition III, a small screen printing and embroidery shop in …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Arc Greater Twin Cities has asked the City of Burnsville to approve its proposed acquisition of the building on Burnhaven Drive, which has been empty since the Ultimate Electronics chain folded in early 2011.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us One Twin Cities non-profit has its eye on a Burnsville building that once housed the defunct Ultimate Electronics chain. The Arc Greater Twin Cities has asked the City of Burnsville to grant "host approval," which would allow the St. Paul Port Authority to issue revenue obligations of up to $2,000,000. The Arc plans to use the money for acquisition and improvements of the building at 14232 Burnhaven Drive. Though the city is not the loaning entity, it nevertheless has some say in the transaction. According to a memo drafted by the city's attorneys, the Interal Revenue Service Code of 1986 requires that private activity bonds sought by tax-exempt …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
At least 100 people showed up to welcome Burnsville's first Walmart into town—a prototype store that runs leaner and greener than those that came before.
Friday morning, Walmart Store Manager Sean Brooks stood before at least 100 in Burnsville's brand new store and asked the crowd to envision what he described as a "magical" transformation. "Four weeks and four days ago this store was empty—no signs even—just white, blue and yellow concrete. As it came together, I started thinking: What impact can opening one Walmart have on a community?" Brooks told the crowd of local politicians, new employees and BHS cheerleaders gathered at the grand opening. "I'd never thought of it that way before." It can be argued that Brooks articulated the million dollar question, one that has no easy answer. Depending on who you ask, a Walmart is an economic boon, a bane or a wash. Certainly, those gathered for…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Town and Country Mall is in the midst of a small-scale revival.
Over August, four new businesses sprouted near the Burnsville-Eagan border. Town and Country Mall is now home to a new Tires Plus, a consignment store and recent transplant from Savage called It's New to U, Phoenix Massage and Salon Julette, which is distinguishing itself by offering something called the Hairtini.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
It's New to U moved from downtown Savage to Burnsville's Town & Country strip mall in early August.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Although the name suggests otherwise, It's New to U should be somewhat familiar. Burnsville's newest consignment store was an old standby in Savage until this summer. After four years in Burnsville's smaller neighbor, the owner (known even to her best customers as simply Ali) relocated the shop to the storefront that used to house Natalya's Gifts in the Town & Country Mall. She started renovations in July and officially reopened for business on Aug. 3. The new spot offers an additional 200 square feet of second-hand shopping bliss for shoppers looking for gently used skirts, shirts and even a Coach purse or two. The store stocks sizes for almost …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Toppers just opened its first south metro location in Burnsville on July 28: How does it stack up to other local pizzerias?
Friday, August 10, 2012
A local family is bringing a hot new pizzeria chain to Burnsville-Apple Valley, with four more Twin Cities stores to follow in the next few years. The Burnsville Toppers opened on July 28.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Newly-minted dough wrangler Victoria West is issuing the following challenge to existing pizza places in Burnsville: Can you top this? In late July, West opened a Toppers Pizza joint—the first south metro outpost for the punchy Wisconsin-based franchise, which has a stated goal of nothing less than worldwide domination. The company is in the midst of an agressive expansion plan with the aim of achieving complete pizza primacy. For Burnsville and Apple Valley residents, a new player has entered the pizza scene south of the river, but for West the business offers a new life entirely. West entered the corporate world after graduating from Augsburg College with a …