Pints of Beer originally uploaded by Simon Cocks
Located over by the world famous and unbelievably incredible Pizza Ranch by the most pointless SuperTarget ever and the 5 million dollar, city-owned liquor store that has more neon than Las Vegas, this is the latest addition to an area which the Chamber calls an area “gaining steam”.
From the article:
Apple Valley will soon have a reputation of even a greater variety of Craft Beers on tap.
Crooked Pint Ale House, currently not far from the Gutherie in downtown Minneapolis, will be building just to the east of the new Pizza Ranch just south of Target on Pilot Knob. They are known for their bands as well as for example in a few weeks they have Navarro who wrote “We Belong” for Pat Benatar. They are awaiting the public hearing process for final approval. They have over 35 Tap Beers, plus all the scores of bottled options. Their menu is varied from a Peanut Butter Bacon Lucy Burger to Alaskan Ale Burger; sandwiches and dinner from Walleye to NY Strip, potroast, meatloafs etc.
With the new traffic signal there, Pizza Ranch, GoodScents Deli, the Liquor Store and Think Bank, this area seems to be gaining steam if you were thinking about opening a business in this new commercial sector.
The menu is very similar to just about any other bar that’s serving a mix of out-of-the-bag and barely house-made items. While this new place will definitely and directly impact VTH’s business, we’ll have to see how the food does as, currently, VTH’s menu (and it’s sad to say this) is probably the best in Apple Valley and their beer specials are impossible to beat.
What do you think about a new restaurant opening in Cobblestone? After many years of being totally vacant, are you surprised and/or happy that it’s starting to build up and finally add a non-national chain restaurant? Do you think it will fare as well as VTH or end up the redheaded step child of its sister location like Burger Jones? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.