The Last Turn Grille in downtown Brainerd closed its doors.
Last summer, owner Tom Hofius said he hoped the key to a successful restaurant on South Eighth Street would be a combination with the next door Last Turn Saloon. But the restaurant is now dark and locked with a note on the door listing the building and equipment for sale and thanking patrons.
"Unfortunately the volume of business wasn't enough to stay open," the note stated. Hofius could not be reached for comment late last week. The Last Turn Saloon is operating with a full menu downstairs.
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, on Highway 371 north of Baxter, attracts attention with its moving water and elaborate setting. Now Nor-son is constructing an addition to the attraction -- a go-cart track.
The track is expected to be completed in August.
Einstein Cellular, an authorized dealer of Cellular One owned by Vickie Miller, is opening in the space on Washington Street formerly occupied by Darling Candles and Gifts. Miller has other locations in Wadena and Walker.
Steve & Barry's University Sportswear, which is moving into the former Kmart space in the Westgate Mall, plans to open its 60,000-square-foot store June 29.
It will be the clothing retailer's 74th store.
Steve & Barry's reported it is one of five retailers to receive the "2005 Hot Retailer Award" by the International Council of Shopping Centers. The chain operates stores in 26 states.
Childhood friends Steve Shore and Barry Prevor founded the store in 1985 with their first store on the University of Pennsylvania campus. They expanded to campuses across the Midwest. The company reported its first of 66 mall-based stores opened in 1998 at Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills, Mich.
In 2005, Steve & Barry's announced intentions to open more than 50 stores.
RENEE RICHARDSON, senior reporter, can be reached at email@example.com or 855-5852.
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