Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The pizza buffet restaurant has been open since late July.
Shakopee Chamber of Commerce members and local business owners came to the Shakopee Pizza Ranch Monday morning for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The restaurant, opened by local entrepreneurs Doug and Jan Lake in late July, is located near Cub Foods at 1266 Vierling Dr. E., next to Chuck & Don's and Crossroads Liquor. Doug Lake said the Pizza Ranch has had a steady stream of customers since it opened and has been particularly popular on Friday and Saturday nights. "We liked the concept of Pizza Ranch, what they stood for, and their mission statement," he said. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, attendees were served slices of dessert pizza and Outlaw Pizza, made with hot banana peppers, smoked pepperoni and Italian sausage. Lake said he's …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Follow Shakopee Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Pizza Ranch officially announced over the weekend that it will open its doors for business on Monday, July 30 at 1266 Vierling Drive in Shakopee. The new restaurant is the first Pizza Ranch for local entrepreneurs Doug and Jan Lake and marks the 45th Pizza Ranch to open in Minnesota. “We are very excited to provide our new neighbors in Shakopee a family-friendly place where they can enjoy fresh, great-tasting food and a one-of-a-kind dining experience,” Jan Lake said. The new 6,700 square-foot restaurant will seat up to 206 guests in a comfortable dining atmosphere that mimics the Old West. Two community rooms are available for special group and …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The new restaurant is located at 1266 Vierling Drive East, near Cub Foods.
Update Sunday, July 29, 11:45 a.m. Pizza Ranch Shakopee posted on Facebook Saturday that Monday is indeed their official opening day. They also said Tuesday night is kid's night, so one kid is free per paying adult. Follow Shakopee Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter If the opening date holds firm, one week from today, Shakopee residents will be noshing on pizza and fried chicken and milling around the "mile-long" buffet at the newest Pizza Ranch restaurant. The official opening is Monday, July 30, according to a post on the Pizza Ranch Facebook page. "We ... look forward to serving residents and visitors alike," the post said. Linda Bucek-Loehr posted on the Facebook page about her excitement writing…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The popular barbecue joint is moving to a larger location with indoor seating and expanded hours.
Follow Shakopee Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The McCormick family, who bought the small building on First Avenue West and opened Mr. Pig Stuff in 2010, has a problem. Fortunately, it's a good problem to have. Their barbecue take out and catering business across from Rahr Malting is booming so much that they've outgrown the drive thru-only building. "Our catering business is overwhelming," said Chris McCormick Thursday. "We're doing great." The family plans to move the business to bigger digs in the next month and has leased the building next to Dangerfield's Restaurant on First Avenue. The building most recently housed a restaurant called Deluxe Buffet. The larger space means Mr. Pig Stuff's …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Depot served its last cup of coffee on Sunday, according to the Savage Pacer.
"Everybody's bistro" at Highway 13 and 123rd Street in Savage is no more. The Savage Depot, which opened shortly after owner Jim Lewis bought it in December 2008, has closed. Lewis is citing recent construction along Highway 13 as at least part of the business's demise, according to a report by the Savage Pacer. Lewis and his son and cook, Hunter Lewis, were moving items out of the historic building on Wednesday morning. "It sucks," Hunter Lewis said. According Jim Lewis's Facebook page, he opened the Depot as a bistro offering espresso, wine, beer and chef-driven foods after spending 25 years developing global sales and marketing strategies for IT companies. The depot was built in 1880 by the Chicago, Minneapolis and Omaha railroads, …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The third meeting about the sign ordinance is 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 in the Southbridge area.
Better signage contributes to better business. That seemed to be the general sentiment at a meeting Thursday morning at Turtle’s Social Centre to discuss the city of Shakopee’s decade-old sign ordinance. It was the second of three meetings to be held by the Shakopee of Chamber of Commerce because President Angie Whitcomb said she’s received numerous complaints on the issue since she joined the chamber more than two years ago. “We don’t want a mini Las Vegas,” she said. “But we do want businesses to showcase their buildings.” Shakopee’s current sign ordinance, a lengthy document Community Development Director Michael Leek said would aid those wanting to fall asleep, was created in essence, to preserve the historic nature of Shakopee. Each …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A new soccer store - Golazo - just opened.
The first store in the building recently purchased by Ruben Martinez across from the Shakopee Library has opened. Golazo, a soccer store, has opened for business next to the former Coffee Bean Café at 238 Lewis St. S. Martinez, who recently moved back from Boston, bought the building in February and has been fixing it up. “This is new – out of my area,” the IT security consultant said in March. “I grew up here, though, so it’s fun investing in Shakopee.” There’s space for four separate businesses in the building and as of late March, he had two takers. In the former Coffee Bean space he said a couple is planning to open a restaurant offering traditional, authentic Mexican food. Martinez said the people who've opened the soccer store are …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The building and the business are for sale together for $350,000.
It was a tough call for Tania Richter. Richter owns and operates Karizma, a women's clothing boutique in the historic area of downtown Shakopee. She decided last week to sell both the building and the business. "I had family stuff come up and had to choose," she said of the decision. "I picked family." Richter will be moving about an hour north and said it would just be too difficult to continue running the business. She started it in 2010 after an extensive remodel of the building on Lewis Street, next to Bill's Toggery and a dry cleaners. She also employs four people part-time. "I'm pretty devastated," she said. Ideally, she would like to sell the building, which is more than 2,500 square feet, and busines together – for $350,000. That …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Pizza Ranch officials said they're aiming for a summer opening.
Officials from the Pizza Ranch restaurant chain based in Iowa broke the suspense Tuesday morning, announcing their next restaurant in the Twin Cities will be in Shakopee. "We're happy to announce we've broken ground in Shakopee, MN and hope to open this summer," their Facebook page said. The restaurant, which is known for pizza and fried chicken and a "mile-long" buffet, will be located near Cub Foods at 1266 Vierling Dr. E. They also have a gluten-free menu. Founded in 1981, Pizza Ranch has 163 locations across nine states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois and Kansas.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Viper Powersports, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of Shakopee-based Precision Metal Fab Racing (PMFR).
Viper Powersports, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of Shakopee-based Precision Metal Fab Racing. PMFR has been operating for 36 years and is a leading manufacturer of performance racing bikes and components. PMFR markets its products worldwide through pmfronline.com and other distributors. PMFR Inc., a new, wholly owned subsidiary, will serve as the aftermarket, high performance division of Viper Powersports, Inc. "I look forward to the opportunity of continued growth for PMFR with the support and additional resources from Viper Powersports," PMFR Founder and Principal John Trutnau said in a news release. "We have built numerous custom, race and National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Championship bikes; however, what I am…