What Should Go Here?: Kurry Kabab

This feature asks residents how Northfield should fill its vacant spaces.

Northfield's business landscape is constantly changing—and part of that change includes vacant properties peppered throughout the community.

There’s little doubt residents have their own ideas on how they'd like to see these spaces filled.

In this feature, Northfield Patch asks you to imagine the future of these spaces. Do you see a new restaurant? A new store? Something no one else has considered? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

In this edition, we start off with the former Kurry Kabab space.


2018 Jefferson Rd.

What was it? Kurry Kabab

Vacant: Since October 2012

Current owner: Heritage Square LLC owns the strip mall

Age of structure: 2004

History: After seven years in Northfield, Kurry Kabab chef-owner Satinder "Pappu" Singh closed the popular Indian restaurant in October 2012. A combination of the recession, Northfield's cost-conscious restaurant market and the financial difficulties of Kurry Kabab's landlord led to the closing, Singh told Patch.

Annie Witkamp November 15, 2012 at 12:10 AM
A delicious Indian restaurant...but really, that should be back. I love 1st of Thai in Faribault and have talked to the manager about coming to Northfield. He said that it was a possibility but Northfield was more expensive and they weren't sure where to place it. Maybe not that space but one of the many vacant spots should house 1st of Thai. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/209/1571878/restaurant/Minnesota/1st-of-Thai-Faribault
Carrie Hackney November 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM
A chipotle I think we really need one here.
Corey Butler Jr. November 15, 2012 at 03:47 AM
A couple options via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NorthfieldPatch): Raising Cane's, Olive Garden and a Thai place.
Betsy Gasior November 15, 2012 at 03:55 AM
I'll go with my two favorite answers to this question: 1) A NY-style Deli; 2) A great German restaurant.
Steph Neuhaus November 15, 2012 at 02:22 PM
I agree with you Carrie!!! It would be a good addition to Northfield!
Laura MacKenzie November 15, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Thai or Vietnamese....hopefully, not some sort of chain restaurant here!
amber November 15, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Chipotle, raising canes, panera
Mike Carlier November 15, 2012 at 04:24 PM
If it is to survive more than the depth of the owner's savings and credit limit, it had better be something other than an eating establishment. Perhaps a shoe store or a pawn shop would have a chance of survival. A Chipotle, Olive Garden, or other high profile national name locating there is not going to happen. Relocating the Mall of America to Northfield is almost as probable.
Corey Butler Jr. November 15, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Admission: I'm ignorant when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine. How does it differ from other Asian (Chinese, Thai) fare?
Betsy Gasior November 15, 2012 at 06:43 PM
My understanding is that Vietnamese food is less spicy and sweet (but can still be spicy), and uses much more seafood...and almost no soy sauce. For the record. There is a HUGE difference between American Chinese food and actual Chinese food. Our "Chinese" food is much sweeter, and more things are fried.


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