Monday, April 2, 2012
A Carbone's spokesperson said a deal is still being negotiated for space in the River Park Mall.
Updated: 11 a.m. Monday Northfield, get ready for another pizza option—maybe. Carbone's Pizzeria is coming to the River Park Mall in the former 620 Grill space, lease holder Norman Butler told Patch on Sunday. But a spokesperson at Carbone's, which franchises out the restaurants, said the deal is still being negotiated and there was nothing to report. "Until it’s confirmed, it’s still up in the air," he said. Butler said he believes the restaurant is scheduled to open in July. Other details of the deal weren't immediately available. The Water Street space most recently housed 620 Grill, which closed in December, and Butler's Steak & Ale. Carbone's would join a long list of pizza options in Northfield, including Pizza Hut, which opened …
Monday, January 16, 2012
The restaurant was open for 16 months in downtown Northfield.
Pan Pan Café in downtown Northfield has closed after 16 months of business. A sign posted on the restaurant's door Sunday read: "Pan Pan regrettably is now closed for business. Our apologies and our thanks to our customers." A similar message was posted on Pan Pan's Facebook page Monday morning. Pan Pan served a selection of Asian fare and its menu dabbled in other disciplines during its time. The restaurant's closing comes about a month after proprietor Norm Butler closed 620 Grill. The bar and grill was open for about nine months. Butler also owns the Contented Cow and Chapati.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Plenty of businesses came, went and celebrated milestones. Here's a look at what made news in 2011.
In 2011, businesses opened, businesses closed and businesses celebrated milestones. Some of Patch's best-read stories in 2011 included us breaking the news that Chuck Pryor, proprietor of The Tavern and The Grand, was buying the former Ole Café and reopening it as the Ole Store Restaurant, our first report about Downtown Tobacco coming to Northfield and our look at Tokyo Grill after it opened this summer. Here's a look at some of the Northfield business headlines for the past year. OPENINGS • Northfield Culver's Has New Ownership • New Children's Boutique Opens on Division Street • Northfield KFC to Reopen With New Owner • Northfield Pizza Hut Opens—Will You Order? • Froggy Bottoms River Pub to Reopen Friday • Northfield Pizza Hut Opens …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Northfield Patch recaps the happenings of the past week.
COMMUNITY • VIDEO: Haslett-Marroquin Family Benefit Concert • PHOTOS: Haslett-Marroquin Family Benefit Concert • POLL: Vote for Northfield Patch's Person of the Year • The Most Recent Homes Sold in Northfield—Dec. 17, 2011 • Northfield Historical Society's Winter Scream Back for More Screaming • POLL: What Restaurant Do You Want in Northfield? • Searching for Slopes: Ski Near the Twin Cities • Northfield CAC Makes Christmas a Little Merrier • The Most Recent Northfield Deaths—Dec. 14, 2011 • Northfield Parents Talk: Favorite Winter Activities • Dreaming of a Green Christmas • 620 Grill Closes Its Doors • Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Donates Funds to HealthFinders • Checking the Status of Social Media in Northfield • PHOTOS: Dickens' …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
What restaurant would hit the spot for you?
Restaurants come and go. With news of 620 Grill closing, Pizza Hut and Froggy Bottoms reopening and plans for a KFC revival in Northfield, plenty of folks have commented both on Patch and our Facebook page with their thoughts. They talk about why something does or doesn't work here. They talk about what would work here. And then, most importantly, they talk about what they want here. So, here's your chance. What restaurant (a specific place or type of food) do you want in Northfield? Our poll has some of the ideas we've heard from you in the past several months, but feel free to elaborate on that list or add your own ideas in the comment section.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
When contacted by Northfield Patch last month, Butler declined rumors that his restaurant and bar, which opened in March, was struggling.
620 Grill has closed for business, according to its Facebook page. When contacted by Northfield Patch last month, proprietor Norm Butler declined rumors that his restaurant and bar, which opened in March, was struggling and heading toward shuttering. On Tuesday, Butler told the Northfield News that "it just didn't work out." Before 620 Grill occupied the space on Water Street, Butler ran Butler's Steak and Ale, which closed late last year. In June, Northfield Patch did a video feature about 620 Grill's "Bad Idea Burger." Butler also owns the Contented Cow, Chapati and Pan Pan Café.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Northfield Patch recaps the week that was
The community of Northfield was a party to all types of news over the past week. Northfield Patch reported on everything from schools that excel and lean small businesses to whiz kids and the changing face of the Northfield demographic. But the weekly round-up only has space for the top five favorite stories from the last seven days. So in descending order of popularity, this week's top articles are as follows: 5. Carleton Student to Senate Committee: Don't Require Voter ID (video) Ben Hellerstein, a Carleton College student and member of the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, says Minnesota can't pass a voter photo identification requirement. On Monday, Hellerstein told the Senate's Local Government and Elections Committee that it …