New Restaurants Served Up for Maple Grove
If you dine out in Maple Grove regularly, you will soon notice some new restaurants in the city.
More than a half dozen new restaurants are set to open in the months ahead, and what city leaders are most excited about is the different kinds of restaurants moving in.
“I think that it’s great to have good restaurants that come to town and have good food and good service,” said Maple Grove Mayor Mark Steffenson.
There’s not exactly a shortage of restaurants in Maple Grove. Count them up, and they number around 110. Still many of those restaurants can also be found in neighboring suburbs and even other states.
“I think we’ve heard a lot over the last number of years that we would like to see more independent restaurants, less chain, national chain restaurants,” said Steffenson.
Signs indicate change is on the way. Six new restaurants are moving into Maple Grove and many of them, such as Fiesta Cancun, are independent businesses, locally owned and operated. Fiesta Cancun is moving in along Main Street in Maple Grove.
“It’s an expansion of our restaurant base, which quite frankly, has been pretty healthy anyway,” said Steffenson.
Some of the new restaurants are new construction, such as the CRAVE restaurant being built at the corner of Elm Creek Boulevard and Main Street.
Other new restaurants are redevelopment, such as the craft bar and eatery, Brick & Bourbon, that’s moving into the vacant Don Pablo’s space along Elm Creek Boulevard.
With one location currently in Stillwater, Brick & Bourbon will bring its brand of craft cocktails and hearty fare to Maple Grove after it pumps around $500,000 in renovations to the existing building.
New Restaurants Near Maple Grove Hospital
Near Maple Grove’s hospital, three new restaurants will find a home.
“We’re starting to see that development fill out at last, it’s obviously been a long time,” said Steffenson about the retail area near the hospital.
And finally, construction is also underway on a Raising Cane’s restaurant that will open near the hospital.
If you’re still keeping count of the new restaurants on the way, stay tuned, because news of yet another restaurant opening could be on the way hints Maple Grove’s mayor.
“I know that my wife is excited about one that hasn’t announced they’re coming yet,” said Steffenson. “People will know the name when they hear it, and it will be exciting if it comes.”