Monday, March 18, 2013
The Apple Valley City Council approved building and site permits on Feb. 28—the last step before construction.
It's official: Chik-fil-A will land in Apple Valley. The Apple Valley City Council gave the business a green light on Feb. 28, when it approved a conditional use permit and site plan for the new, 4,559-square-foot restaurant adjacent to the Cub Foods along Cedar Avenue and 153rd Street. Once complete, the new restaurant will sit at the southeast corner of the Cedar Avenue-153 Street intersection, on a one-acre outlot planned as part of the Cub Foods renovation. The proposed construction was approved in January by the city's planning commission, then went to the council for consideration. The building will likely seat 106 customers and would have an outdoor seating area and a drive-thru lane, according to Apple Valley Planning Commission …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Which Wich, located at 2000 Rahncliff Court, will open on Feb. 19, according to owner and Eagan resident Jeff Eccles.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Olive spread, blue cheese, bananas, shrimp. Those are just a few of the more than 61 toppings that customers can choose from 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 its 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 …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
The owner of the Diffley Marketplace wants to build a 5,580-square-foot, sit-down restaurant and a 9,424-square-foot retail building just east of the existing development.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The owners of the Diffley Marketplace have plans to expand the retail complex—plans that include the development of a full-service restaurant and a 9,424-square-foot multi-tenant retail building. The Eagan City Council reviewed plans for the proposed development on Tuesday night, unanimously passing a final planned development agreement for the multi-tenant building and a preliminary planned development agreement for the proposed restaurant. The two projects will likely be built separately, according to Rick Plessner, Vice President of Inland Commercial Property Management, LLC., the company that owns the Diffley Marketplace. The …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A developer has asked the Eagan City Council to approve preliminary plans for a 5,580-square-foot restaurant and adjacent multi-tenant retail building.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The Eagan City Council will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night at City Hall to hold a regular council meeting. Here's a preview of a selection of agenda items the council is expected to discuss. For a full agenda, click here.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tropical Smoothie Café opened last Friday. The restaurant serves healthy smoothies, sandwiches and wraps, according to its owners.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Tropical Smoothie Café may not be the first yogurt shop to open this year in Eagan, but co-owner Bill Goude says its more expansive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu will set it apart from its peers. The café, which debuted in Eagan's Promenade Shopping Center last Friday, serves more than 30 smoothie varieties and a bevy of other items, including toasted flatbread sandwichs, breakfast bagels, wraps and salads. Customers can also order health supplements like ground flax seed and whey protein to bolster their smoothies. It's a formula that makes solid business sense for Goude, who opened his first restaurant in Owatonna when he was 23. …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Betty's Cafe and Pies will open on Oct. 18 along Silver Bell Road in Eagan.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Ayman Samie fell in love with American Westerns and other classic 1950s and 60s movies while he was a child growing up in Egypt. And it is his love for those old films—and anything else Americana—that decades later has served as the inspiration for his new restaurant. Samie plans to state a soft opening on Oct. 18 for the restaurant, named Betty's Café and Pies, and a grand opening on Oct. 20. The restaurant is located at 1981 Silver Bell Rd. in Eagan, in The Shoppes at Cedar Grove mall. True to its name, Betty's will feature a rotating selection of made-from-scratch pies, including old standbys like pumpkin pie and pecan pie and less-known…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The family-friendly yogurt shop will offer a relaxed atmosphere and will stay open late on weekends, according to a restaurant representative.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The self-serve yogurt craze has arrived in Eagan. CherryBerry, an Oklahoma-based restaurant franchise, is the latest eatery to open up shop in Eagan. The family-friendly yogurt shop, which will offer a relaxed atmosphere late hours on the weekend, is located on the west side of the Eagan Promenade, adjacent to Potbelly Sandwich Shop. The restaurant will cater to both health food junkies and customers with a sweet tooth, according to CherryBerry District Manager Dan Nelson. The concept is sweet but simple: Patrons are encouraged to walk in, grab a cup and start mixing. CherryBerry offers a rotating menu of 14 frozen yogurt flavors and more than 50 …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Zeze and Moody Arafa are the owners of the soon-to-be opened Ze's Town Center Diner in Eagan.
Moody Arafa never understood the mystique of the 1950s American diner—at least until he and his wife Zeze Arafa started thinking about opening their own restaurant in Inver Grove Heights. But the more they researched the concept, the more the idea of down-home cooking in a brightly-decorated diner appealed to the Arafas, who are Eagan residents. "We just really feel in love with the theme," said Arafa, who opened the Cahill Diner in 2009. Fast forward three years, and the Arafas are just weeks away from opening their second 1950s-themed restaurant, Ze's Town Center Diner, which will be located in Eagan's expansive Town Centre shopping complex. The 3,300-square-foot diner will feature burgers, meatloaf, lamb and pot roast, and all the …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Zest opened last week at the corner of Hwy. 3 and Diffley Road in Eagan.
Small business ownership is in Alex Luebbert's blood. Since moving to Minnesota from Mexico City in 1988, Luebbert has opened a Latin foods grocery store, a Tex-Mex restaurant and his own events center—not to mention a mechanic shop. Last week, Luebbert added Zest, a new restaurant at the intersection of Hwy. 3 and Diffley Road in Eagan, to his list of business ventures. The restaurant, Luebbert's brainchild, held its soft opening last Friday and its grand opening on Monday, according to General Manager Seth Wright. Zest is a departure from the norm for Luebbert, whose previous eateries focused on Mexican or Latin food. Zest ditches enchiladas or fajitas in favor of an inventive menu, which includes items like apple bruschetta, a grouper …