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NEW COFFEE SHOP PLANNED FOR CEDAR AVE ☕️
A new building was approved by City Council across Cedar from Valley Buick in front of Hope Church. The former plan was for a bank or credit union but the new plan includes a coffee shop with a drive-thru. It will be a 7,420 foot building.
Nautical Bowls to Open in Apple Valley on May 7th 🍉🥝🍑
Nautical Bowls in Apple Valley is nearing completion and will open on Saturday May 7th at 11 a.m. Nautical Bowls is located in downtown Apple Valley in the Southport Centre off Cedar & 150th where the old Oreck store used to be. This Minnetonka-based superfood bowl concept is currently expanding franchises and hope to eventually get to 1,000 locations. The bowls are high protein, high nutrition, and their ingredients are organic, gluten free, dairy free, plant-based, and packed with essential vitamins & nutrients.
Not for lack of business but for other reasons, Pizza Ranch in Apple Valley has closed after 10 years. Chamber President Ed Kearney had coffee with owner Dan Peterson and learned that Dan is thrilled to keep his Crooked Pint Restaurant in Apple Valley (operating next door) as it is doing very well. Dan decided to sell most of the restaurants that he owns throughout the Twin Cities in order to focus on his favorites, be less worried during this labor shortage and simplify his life to focus on quality time with his family and grandkids.
SO WHO IS MOVING INTO PIZZA RANCH? Dan, who still owns the property, has three signed leases and will divide Pizza Ranch into a dentist office and two other tenants that he can’t name yet but are ready to build. He likely would have kept Pizza Ranch going except these new tenants are a fabulous addition to Apple Valley and the youth workers that Pizza Ranch depended on were difficult to find and keep. ... See MoreSee Less
Another dentist is not fabulous. Maybe you should have paid the kids more so they would stay. 🤷
Like another dentist is needed in the area. What kool Aid have you been drinking.
The Pizza Ranch was a Great place for families.
Been to Crooked Pint not a friend place. Surely not for families!!
This is very sad. My son worked here and was given no notice of the closure. It was his first job and he loved it. 😕
This will be the third dentist in the NE corner of 160th and Pilot Knob. Not to mention that there are 2 others in the SE corner by Hy-Vee. That’s five dental offices in less than a square mile. We don’t need more dentists. 😩
My Lord. Another dental office??? I am sad to see Pizza Ranch close. Best fried chicken ever!!! I surely hope the other 2 businesses are restaurants, preferably small business owners we can support.
Can’t believe your doing this! Very disappointed with your choice, like we need another Dentist! You couldn’t be more wrong!!
This is so sad. It was the perfect place for me to meet my daughter & grandbabies. It was right in the middle. Kids got there fill of pizza & I loved salad bar & chicken!!
Very disappointed that Pizza Ranch closed!! Get someone else in to run it instead of dividing it up!! Guess we will quit going to his other restaurants too!
So disappointed pizza ranch is one of my families favorite spots. Will you sell the pressure broaster? Completely heart broken.
Really a big bummer to lose this place. Our family enjoyed it.
Family friendly restaurant is what's needed there, but of course this owner won't welcome that.
We loved Pizza Ranch. I don’t think we need another dentist office. 🙄
Yay! More dental offices! Super excited for it to open. <Sarcasm> 🤐
Our girls fav place to go for family dinners out & birthday parties. Thanks for all the yummy food & wonderful memories made! This Pizza Ranch will very much be missed by us
Yay a dentist office! 🦷 🙄
“a fabulous addition”😂 that’s hilarious!
I will miss Pizza Ranch.
Hope they put in a restaurant with a buffet. No banks or coffee shops.
Crooked Pint has horrible service and is dirty. I think it will suffer when everything opens up across the street.
I think there are enough dental offices in that 3 block area.
Apple Valley needs another dental office like I need a hole in my head. Ridiculous.
Love the very last part "the youth workers that Pizza Ranch depended on were difficult to find and keep". 🤔
The City has to approve whatever business replaces Pizza Ranch. It's on the City Council for approving dental offices, mattress and banking facilities.
Why can't we get a Family restaurant, not taking kids to bars.
Pizza was terrible, owner saw the light that Punch pizza and Texas Roadhouse across the street would of put Pizza Ranch out of business anyways!
Dentist 🤬, why dont you just add a chiropractor and nail salon and make it useless for most of us!
I think everyone is super excited for the new dentist!
Apple Valley has lakes, a ski-slope within 5 minutes, hundreds of stores and restaurants and 52,000 people living across the Minnesota River from 3 million. We have a close-knit community with all the amenities of an international airport, major sports, arts, theater and fine dining just minutes away.
While some Chambers have Government Affairs, we believe the Chamber should drive the agenda rather than “follow” government so we’ve renamed it to Local Issues as many issues don’t involve government.
This committee is poised for ``quick response`` on issues as they arise, in order to bring our “practical business insight” solutions to the forefront. We demand sensible regulation, fair taxation, accountability and transparency. We are always at the table for you, as the united “Voice of Business.”
Apple Valley was named 20th Best Place to Live (also 2007, 2008 & 2010 top 30). This highly prestigious ranking is due to our strong business community, strong work ethic, our Top School District, Zoo and collaboration of the City and Chamber.
These dynamic ``Young Professionals`` are emerging business leaders, gather monthly for fun events, professional development, host motivational speakers, have family outings, networking events and conduct community service and chamber projects as needed.
You might be surprised how many committee members over the years become elected to our Board of Directors and Board Chair, as the Board nominating committee recognize Ambassadors as involved leaders interesting in improving the Apple Valley business environment.
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The Chamber has been involved in helping plan it all for 48 years and is planning the next 40. If NY is the Big Apple and Minneapolis the ``Minne`` Apple, nickname should reflect our shiny future. Certainly we're an ``Apple Seed`` sprouting new Shutes. Nestled conveniently equidistant between Minneapolis and St. Paul, we are truly ``A Place For A Lifetime.``
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Bill Gray, President of Uponor (Apple Valley's largest company) said that you, President Ed and the entire Chamber works really hard for the business community and he really appreciates the leadership and we both want the Chamber to know that.
If the model of Apple Valley is the future, then the future looks bright!
FORMER GOVERNOR TIM PAWLENTY
We feel that being an integral part of the Apple Valley community, is crucial to our long-term success, in addition to being a good corporate citizen.
GEOFF ELFSTROM - CO-OWNER, ELFSTROM CONSULTING
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