Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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. __________________ 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 …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Additional construction at the restaurant in River Park Mall causes ownership to push back grand opening.
The co-owner of Carbone’s Pizza and Sports Bar in River Park Mall says there is a good reason the restaurant’s grand opening will be delayed for up to a couple of weeks: Construction. Ownership has decided to enlarge the restaurant’s space—at 620 Water St.—into a portion of the neighboring parcel in the mall, said co-owner Scott LaMotte. Once construction in complete, the eatery will be nearly 4,000 square feet. “Right now, we’re thinking Aug. 15 will be the drop-dead last day that we’d open,” said LaMotte. “We’re hoping to open a few days earlier, but that is up to the construction.” The restaurant originally was scheduled to open Aug. 1. Work inside the future Carbone’s has been ongoing for a number of weeks, said LaMotte. Recently, …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Tell Northfield Patch users what you think about J. Grundy's Rueb 'n' Stein by rating it and leaving a review.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tell Northfield Patch users what you think about the Quarterback Club by rating it and leaving a review.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thomas and Julie Zenk owned the restaurant since 2008 after transforming it from the former Southgate Cinema.
Rumors have swirled for the past year that the Culver's of Northfield was struggling and going to close for business. It turns out that wasn't true, but the restaurant has changed ownership, according to the Northfield News. Folks will now purchase their ButterBurgers and cement mixers from Steve and Jim Wernimont, who own two Culver's in Rochester, the paper reported. "We knew there would be an opportunity here," Steve Wernimont told the News. "Many years ago, we thought Northfield would be a good location. It seemed like a community that would support a Culver’s." Thomas and Julie Zenk owned the restaurant since 2008 after transforming it from the former Southgate Cinema.
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.
Monday, October 31, 2011
An opening date hasn't been determined.
You won't need to drive as far to get your bucket of the Colonel's Special Recipe. The Northfield KFC will reopen in the near future, according to a classified on the Northfield News. "KFC IS BACK! Taking Applications Nov 1st 11a-2p & 5p-7p 2300 Gleason Ct - Nfld," the classified reads. Brad Smith of Elko is purchasing the building from current owner Gary Tiedeken, according to the Northfield News. KFC closed in January. Tiedeken told Patch that sales hadn't been what they needed to be, forcing him and his wife, Kim, to close the Northfield location. They also own the Faribault KFC. The Northfield KFC opened in February 2010. Tiedeken said the business once had 40 employees, but the week the restaurant closed, there were about 15, as he …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Will you be a Pizza Hut consumer?
The new Northfield Pizza Hut is now open. Pizza Hut, one of America's largest pizza chains, opened at 1500 Clinton Lane, Suite D, which is the strip mall that houses Snap Fitness, L.A. Nails and formerly America's Mattress. The pizza chain is currently hiring for a general manager, assistant general manager, delivery drivers, shift manager and team managers for a new Northfield location, according to its career website. Pizza Hut was previously in Northfield at the location that now is home to George's Vineyard. With another pizza joint in town, do you plan to order Pizza Hut?
Monday, October 3, 2011
As of Saturday, Subway, located at the corner of Hwy. 3 and Hwy. 19, has its drive-thru lane open all hours of the day and night.
Hungry Northfielders have a new late-night option. Real late. As of Saturday, Subway, located at the corner of Hwy. 3 and Hwy. 19, has its drive-thru lane open all hours of the day and night. It's likely a welcome sign for many late-night eaters. Northfield has few restaurants open later than 10 p.m. The Dundas Subway, which operates under the same ownership as the Northfield store, will not be open 24 hours a day. What are your favorite late-night food options?
Thursday, August 18, 2011
In just its second day open, new restaurant serves large lunch crowd.
It won't be a well-kept secret for very long. The Tokyo Grill opened on the south side of Northfield on Wednesday, and business has steadily picked up since, according to restaurant manager Gui Qiu. “So far things have gone pretty smoothly,” Qiu said Thursday afternoon. “We didn't advertise, so it was pretty slow (at lunch) the first day, but it got a lot busier for dinner.” Qiu said word of mouth advertising must be working, because the dining area was mostly full for the lunch hour on Thursday, and he expected business to pick up even more Thursday night. “We had one customer who came in three times yesterday, and I saw another girl who came in with her mom for lunch and brought back two friends for dinner.” Customers who ate lunch at …