Bar Harbor Supper Club owners are studying a plan to build a new version of the restaurant next to its existing location.
Deanna and Steve Anderson, owners of the famed supper club in Lake Shore, are studying the feasibility of building a larger restaurant just to the right (as you look at it from the highway) of the existing supper club. If everything falls into place -- financing, permits and construction -- a new Bar Harbor could be unveiled as early as next summer with site preparation beginning in January.
Deanna Anderson said the current Bar Harbor is using about 150 feet of the 600-foot lot. The expansion would allow them to build a two-story facility with an expanded main floor dining area and bar along with a second floor for large group settings such as weddings. But the space, which may seat 150 to 200, could also be used for specialty nights like a prime rib loft.
If the plans move forward as expected Bar Harbor will remain open in its current location until the moving day. There are no plans to lay off staff members. A new restaurant will be on the water and preliminary plans include a lighthouse that will be used as a gift shop.
Plans include leasing space in the "old" Bar Harbor to DH Docks.
The Andersons expect to know some time in January whether the feasibility study will move ahead to actual construction. Favorable interest rates for commercial improvements are helping, but nothing is finalized yet.
Crystal-Pierz Marine boat dealer, founded in Pierz in 1984, recently was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Growth 50 is published annually by The Business Journal.
Crystal-Pierz Marine was in the 44th spot. Crystal-Pierz Marine was the only marine sales and service company to be recognized on the list.
Myron Kujawa, Crystal-Pierz Marine owner, stated revenue growth is up 40 percent compared to last year and that is expected to hold steady through year's end.
Submitted companies that qualify for the list are privately owned and based in the nine-county Twin Cities metro area. Companies have to have at least $1 million in revenue in 2000 and 2001 and were ranked according to total percentage of growth for that period, according to a news release.
Crystal-Pierz Marine has eight locations in Minnesota, including Brainerd.
Papa Georgio's restaurant opened Nov. 18 in downtown Merrifield. The restaurant offers pizza, finger foods and an arcade.
Fireside Fireplaces, Highway 10 in Little Falls, was purchased by John and Julie Olston. John Olston installed Fireside Fireplaces for the past 3 1/2 years.
Auto-Nu, Little Falls, moved to 109 Northwest Third St. and into a larger facility. The business, which cleans exterior and interiors of vehicles, can now service larger vehicles such as motor homes and delivery vehicles.
Goldsmith Jewelers, Little Falls, doubled its size. The addition added space for inventory and created more space for jewelry repairs. The 29 year-old business is owned by Tar and Sandy Smith.
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, Brainerd, is having a grand opening this week. The credit union expanded its services when it moved into its location by Riedl Travel just off Washington Street. The branch has a drive-up service window with evening and Saturday morning hours. Affinity Plus has 18 offices across the state.
TEAM Industries, with a location in Baxter, announced its clutch will be used in stock for all 2003 Polaris 440 Pro X race sleds. TEAM Industries announced they are optimistic the move will help sales of its fledgling aftermarket division, which was launched in 2001. The division sells high performance power train solutions through independent powersports dealers across the country. The company reported the division's success has been largely tied to the success of racers using their product last race season.
In Nisswa, the chamber of commerce office was redone to reflect a more up north look. Staff member titles and responsibilities were also altered.
Linda N. Gettelman's title has changed to executive director. She is responsible for the operation of the Nisswa chamber, the retention and growth of chamber membership, growth and development of member benefits, events and many other aspects of daily chamber operation.
Kathy Newton's title changed to marketing communications director. Newton is responsible for the development and production of chamber promotional materials.
Cindy Tyson is the Nisswa chamber's administrative assistant. She is responsible for handling all areas of accounting and providing customer service to Nisswa chamber members and visitors.
Women's Business Minnesota, a new magazine, will debut in March. The monthly magazine's publisher is Andrea Lloyd Curry, former Lynx basketball star. Decker Publications, whose parent company is owned by Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor, is publishing the magazine.
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