Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The city council will hold a public hearing at Tuesday night's meeting. However, Menards representatives will likely be on hand to recommend against the project as is.
Richfield may once again be home to a Taco Bell in the near future. The Richfield City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday regarding a conditional use permit and variances for the business to revamp the former Burger King building at 140 E. 78th St. Burger King closed its doors last year after a fruitless attempt to be included late in the redevelopment of the adjacent Menards property. Taco Bell had a Richfield location on 66th Street near Penn Avenue that closed, and is now occupied by Mediterranean restaurant Aida. Read: Burger King Shutters Doors According to the council's agenda, city staff believes that Taco Bell's parent company, Border Foods, Inc., has met all code and zoning requirements in its proposal, and has applied for…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Businesses opened, closed and otherwise made the news throughout the west metro in 2012.
Year in Review 2012 The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael in 2012. Click on the headline to read the full story.
Monday, December 17, 2012
One of Richfield Patch's Top 10 Stories of the Year.
Richfield Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most interesting, important or possibly infamous to our readers. The following is the No. 3 story of the year. *** After being involved in a lawsuit with the city and a dispute with Menards, the Burger King owned by Dolphin Fast Food Inc. on 78th Street East closed its doors late in the summer. While Dolphin Fast Food Inc. didn't return Richfield Patch's calls, its decision to close the restaurant was likely the result of the Menards revamp, which will be a two-story superstore when finished. Thousands tuned in to Patch as the story developed, making this story our No. 3 Story of the Year. *** See all other …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Crews have been working on the two-story superstore for months.
Despite its outward appearance, the new Richfield Menards is still a little ways from opening. According to Menards spokesperson Jeff Abbott, there is not an official opening date set for the store. All he could say was the company's plans to open sometime this winter or early spring were still in place. Despite attempts by the owners of the neighboring Burger King to stall the project, Menards got the final green light to redevelop its average, outdated store into a sprawling, two-story superstore in December 2011. At the start of the new year, the company began clearing the inventory and temporarily reassigning employees. Then came the demolition of both the Menards and former Jun Bo Chinese Restaurant buildings, clearing the debris and …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the west metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s your update for September 2012.
The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story. Minnesota School of Basketball Will Move to Golden Valley The City Council approved the conditional use permit for the new business, which will move to the warehouse on the 8000 block of 7th Avenue North. (PHOTOS) St. Louis Park Shows off on 'FAM' Tour The event allowed meeting and event planners from around the area see what the Park has to offer. Fridley Getting Goodwill Store in December Retail space where PetSmart was will include drive-…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The long-time restaurant calls it quits. While Richfield Patch couldn't get confirmation on the exact reason, recent history could shed some light.
The Burger King recently involved in a lawsuit with the city and a dispute with Menards has closed its doors. As of Sept. 8, all signs and Burger King logos have been taken down and a short and sweet, printed note has been placed on doors and windows: "Thank you for your business over the years," the note reads. "Sorry that we have closed down." Richfield Patch contacted Dolphin Fast Food Inc. for details on its decision to close, however, its call was not returned by the time this article was published. Given recent happenings, the shutdown may be the result of a recent dispute surrounding the Menards redevelopment. On Dec. 13, 2011 Burger King owner Greg Dolphin (of Dolphin Fast Food Inc.), the property owners and their legal …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Menards and east Richfield Burger King reps state their redevelopment cases before the council Tuesday night.
Menards and the Richfield City Council seemed blindsided Tuesday night when Burger King (140 E. 78th St.) owner Greg Dolphin, the property owners and their legal representation asked the council to stall the Menards redevelopment. After the council approved two necessary items—including a conditional use permit to rebuild on Menards’ current site and the former Jun Bo Chinese Restaurant property—Burger King reps jumped in during a public hearing regarding the plat. The plat approval was the last thing needed before the end of the year to keep Menards on schedule. Burger King proposed that the Menards redevelopment include moving the fast food restaurant to the northwest corner of the property and possibly adding a 21st Century Bank …