Warroad, Minn. – As the sun set on a late summer evening, the crew at the Lake of the Woods Brewing Co. pushed open the pub’s sliding glass doors, letting in the breeze off the Warroad River. Inside, townspeople gathered in the sleek, airy brew hall, downing pints of Lakeside Kolsch and eating dinner from a Laotian food truck as they waited for the weekly bar trivia to begin. It’s a scene right out of a hip Minneapolis neighborhood. But this isn’t the North Loop — it’s the North Woods, 5 miles from the Canadian border. The brewery, which opened in June, is the latest byproduct of a communitywide effort to bring a new flavor to this fishing and factory town of 1,800 residents some 370 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. Long known for windows, walleye and hockey, Warroad has set its sights on becoming an attractive destination for entrepreneurs in the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century. And it appears to be making progress. In addition to the … [Read more...] about North Loop in the North Woods? The reinvention of Warroad, Minn.
A two-building apartment property with a total of 10 units on North Pearl Street in Buffalo has been acquired for $425,000. Abdul H. Aljamali's 134 North Pearl LLC bought the multifamily property at 136 N. Pearl St. from a limited liability company represented by Eric D. Heffler of Buffalo. The Allentown site – which is "historically significant" because it once belonged to a "prominent Buffalo stationary designer," according to the online listing – features a four-unit house, a large yard and an all-brick, three-story building in back, with a total of 5,868 square feet. Built in 1928, the two-story, 2,988-square-foot house, with a stone base and wood siding, has cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. The rear building, with 2,880 square feet, is currently vacant. … [Read more...] about Ten-unit apartment property on North Pearl sold for $425,000
This story was updated Jan. 14, 2019, at 7:46 p.m. with more information. DETROIT — As Volkswagen speeds ahead with an electric vehicle plant in Chattanooga — investing $800 million and hiring 1,000 workers — growing its supplier base is seen as a key plus. Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's chief executive, said Monday there will be "many more suppliers" coming to service the new facility — Volkswagen's first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America — slated to go next to Chattanooga's existing production plant. Diess said at the North American International Auto Show that the United States is the second-largest market after China for electric vehicles, and the new production and technology is expected to lead to more growth in the Chattanooga automotive supplier base. "Volkswagen is 100 percent committed to the United States," he said about the company that employs about 3,500 people in Chattanooga. Scott Keogh, Volkswagen Group of America's … [Read more...] about Chattanooga will be home to Volkswagen’s first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America
It’s one thing to dine solo, surrounded by strangers but otherwise confined to your own personal bubble. But going to a restaurant with the knowledge that you’ll not only share a table but also your food with strangers is a whole new ball game. And it’s one that Jen Royle, a sports reporter-turned-chef, is hoping takes off. Table by Jen Royle is scheduled to open in the North End on Jan. 22 in a cozy space that, until six months ago, was a nail salon. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, the restaurant will offer two seatings (around 40 people each) per night, with brunch eventually served on Sundays. Forget making a reservation on OpenTable or Resy, though: Diners can only secure their seat by calling the restaurant or sending an email, which Royle said makes the whole reservation process very old-school. “I’m not even calling it a restaurant,” she said. “I want it to be a food speakeasy.” So what awaits guests who enter this speakeasy? Two … [Read more...] about Jen Royle’s new North End restaurant is a ‘social experiment before it’s a dining experiment’
Almost 200 workers have been made redundant with the collapse of a North East furniture manufacturer. Killingworth-based Godfrey Syrett went into administration earlier this week.The firm also had two County Durham factories, at Belmont and Langley Moor.James Lumb, Howard Smith and David Costley-Wood of KPMG were appointed Joint Administrators on Tuesday.A statement said: "The company designs, manufactures and installs high quality furniture solutions for the education, healthcare, defence and corporate sectors from three sites in Killingworth (North Tyneside), Langley Moor (Durham) and Belmont (Durham)."The business, which employed 204 staff, has ceased trading while the administrators review the position and pursue opportunities to sell the business."Regrettably, the majority of staff have been made redundant. Eleven members of staff have been retained while the Administrators assess the position of the business."James Lumb said: "Challenging trading conditions in the bespoke … [Read more...] about Dozens of jobs lost as North East furniture firm Godfrey Syrett collapses