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NEW DAYCARE & EARLY LEARNING CENTER COMING TO CEDAR

GUIDEPOST MONTESSORI is completely building out a building at 14605 Glazier Ave in Apple Valley directly across the street from Valley Buick, next door to the recently opened Jardin School.  We spoke with the contractors. The company who owns them is Higher Ground.  Guidepost Montessori has over 130 locations from NY to California, Shanghai to Paris. While […]

NEW DAKOTA COUNTY MANAGER NARROWED TO 2 FINALISTS

DAKOTA COUNTY has had two County Managers over the last 32 years, Brandt Richardson from 1992-2016 and recently Matt Smith who just retired.  They have had 52 applicants and narrowed the choices to 5 finalists (see the following). The County Manager oversees over 2,000 County employees, provides Commissioners with recommendations and strategic planning, determines the budget […]

APPLE VALLEY FREEDOM DAYS STARTS TODAY!

The festivities of the 58th Annual Apple Valley Freedom Day’s start in just 15 days! Events include a carnival, car show, casting with the cops, family fun night, fun run, music in Kelley Park and of course fireworks! CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE EVENT SCHEDULE > Business & Vendor Fair Location: Johnnycake Ridge Park Date: […]

AV FIRESTATION #2 CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

Over the last 3 days, the last fire truck bay from the former building at Fire Station #2 that served as a temporary station during construction, has been razed. Landscaping the exterior begins immediately. The City designated June 14th as move in day for the centrally located newly constructed Firehouse #2 at the corner of 140th […]

ANOTHER CHICKEN SPOT COMING TO APPLE VALLEY

In Time Square Shopping Center at Cedar & 42 just north of the current Raising Cane’s Chicken will be Wingstop. They will be located right next to PhoValley. This will be their 4th location in Minnesota with the others being in Roseville, Brooklyn Center and Savage.  Most MN locations have primarily take-out with locations having little to […]

EVENT RECAP: RIBBON CUTTING AT DAVE’S HOT CHICKEN

The ribbon cutting was so hot in the morning sun, that the balloons on the arch popped throughout the event! Ed said, “that is the mist of the hot spices and not the sun.” Ed introduced national sports celebrity Kris Humphries and his brother (operations) Alex Humphries. Kris and his family are opening 18 locations […]

EVENT RECAP: RIBBON CUTTING AT QDOBA

In the former location of Panera Bread just north of Target in downtown Apple Valley, the Chamber and City hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last week welcoming QDOBA Mexican Eats. The franchise owner (this means this business is locally owned, not company owned), has 11 locations with 9 in the Twin Cities, this location in […]

BURGER RESTAURANT CLOSES IN AV

SMASHBURGER in Apple Valley in front of CUB has closed their doors recently. The signs on the building have been removed and only a few booths remained inside. We searched social media and online and no word of the closing other than Google Maps stated the Apple Valley location is “permanently closed,”. We have no further information.

EVENT RECAP: COFFEE CONNECTION AT CASSIA

This week, Cassia Apple Valley Village, previously known as Augustana before their exciting 2018 merger and rebranding, hosted a vibrant Coffee Connection event that drew an enthusiastic crowd. The delightful aroma of freshly baked scones and quiche greeted us even in the elevator, setting the stage for a wonderful morning. Jean Andries (Campus Marketing Director) […]

EVENT RECAP: BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT BOGART’S

Recently, BOGART’S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER hosted our Chamber Business After Hours. They had fantastic food and told everyone they can have any type of drinks they wish which was very generous. Long after our usual end time, almost everyone stayed and chatted which is a compliment to Bogart’s. We were also introduced to their new General Manager […]

Parade Cancelled.
Fireworks posponed to July 5