Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Local property owner Sam Stiele bought the property and is already in talks with an undisclosed business about the site.
The already twisty journey of the Boston Garden site took another turn in March when co-owner Felix Kerawala sold the property to Sam Stiele instead of the originally announced pizzeria. The property initially appeared on track to be a Mediterranean restaurant after Twin Cities chef Bill Ansari announced plans to open a business there in December. However, Kerawala quickly shot down that announcement—and announced in January that the restaurant would close Jan. 31 and be leased to three former owners of a Bloomington restaurant who planned to turn the space into a pizzeria. Stiele, who also bought the old Jack Yee property across the street, said he couldn’t say what he has planned for the building because he’s signed a confidentiality …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Did you catch all these stories?
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Hopkins Patch in January. Did you catch all of them? *** Aunt Leaves Toddlers in Car to Go Drink, Departs in Taxi Without Kids Boston Garden to Close for Good Jan. 31 American Grill to Open in Old Mayon Plastics Building Open Enrollment Isn’t Making Hopkins Schools More Segregated 60-Year-Old Hopkins Woman Knifes Man During Cocaine Argument
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Business news in the west metro Twin Cities for January 2013.
The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael for January 2013. Click on the headline to read the full story. New Business: Gigi’s Cupcakes to Open in Golden Valley Owners Aaron and Jamie Clayborn are hoping to open at the end of February. Boston Garden Closes for Good Jan. 31 After 30 years serving Mainstreet customers, Hopkins mainstay Boston Garden is closing its doors for good. In its place, three former owners of a Bloomington restaurant whose lease expired will be opening a pizzeria. Popeyes Chicken Coming Soon to …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Owners of a former Bloomington restaurant will start renovations soon afterward and open a new pizzeria in the spring.
After 30 years serving Mainstreet customers, Boston Garden will be closing its doors for good next week, co-owner Felix Kerawala announced Thursday afternoon. The restaurant will close Jan. 31 when its license expires, Kerawala said. In its place, three former owners of a Bloomington restaurant whose lease expired will be opening a pizzeria. Renovation in the Boston Garden space will start next month, and the new pizzeria should open in the spring. (Kerawala didn’t immediately have details about the owners or the new restaurant, but he will be putting Patch in touch with them. Patch will have more information afterward.) The closure is not unexpected. Kerawala, who owns both the restaurant and the building in which it’s located, said in …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Felix Kerawala, who also owns the Boston Garden building, said key details still remain to be negotiated.
Hopkins residents should have a little bit longer to enjoy Mainstreet’s Boston Garden restaurant. Restaurant co-owner Felix Kerawala said he’s far from reaching a deal that would allow Twin Cities chef Bill Ansari to open the Mediterranean restaurant he announced Monday. Kerawala, who also owns the building where Boston Garden is located, said he and Ansari still disagree on numerous items after months of negotiating. And he wants to ensure that the terms for any new tenant in the building don’t alienate the existing tenants. “We have little differences over many, many points. We don’t seem to agree on anything,” Kerawala said. Boston Garden’s days still appear to be numbered, though. After 13 years running the Mainstreet eatery and 16 …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Twin Cities chef Bill Ansari plans to open Adam Basha Café in February.
Hopkins’ Mainstreet is trading in Boston for the Mediterranean. Twin Cities chef Bill Ansari plans to open Adam Basha Café: American Mediterranean Grill and Bakery at 1019 Mainstreet, the site of the former Boston Garden. The restaurant will have a rotating menu of specials from countries across the Mediterranean, plus American-themed entrees. The bakery will offer subs, donuts, bread baked fresh daily and pies—including raspberry pie in honor of Hopkins. Catering services will also be available. “Fresh and healthy food—that’s the name of the game,” Ansari said, adding. “I make the best baklava in the world.” Ansari is no stranger to the restaurant business. He’s been a chef for 35 years. His family owns Gyros Grill in Bloomington, Ansari…