Business Beat - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Business Beat

Posted: Updated:

Change is coming in a big way to this business on 16th Street. It has been Wild Things and the Alaska Alder Grill...but the land and building have now been sold to a couple from Stanley. That means there will be significant improvements coming...

(Pam Schmidt - New Owner) "What we plan on doing is adding office space going up and out...office space, retail space, restaurant..."

Wild Things will remain as one of the tenants once completion of phase one of the project happens...and the Schmidt's will be opening an embroidery business on site as well. How about that restaurant? She says they are working on lining that up now...

(Pam Schmidt - New Owner) "We have three different interested companies out of Minnesota right now so we will see where that goes.

Talks are underway now with those chain restaurants. The hope is to have the remodel done and open in July...with the new build out of the facility complete later in the year.

(Duane Brekke - Property Owner) "It hasn't been a piece of cake...it is a lot of work!"

That's how Duane Brekke describes the build back from the flood here -- at Roosevelt Plaza right across from the Roosevelt Park Zoo. And everything is back...the numerous businesses in three different buildings as well as an apartment complex that was heavily damaged in the flood. Brekke says in total, more than 100 people work at the site -- with two businesses having more than 35 people each -- that being PTI, a transportation company for the railroad, and a land company working in the Bakken.

(Duane Brekke - Property Owner) "11 different businesses are here and we have 24 people living in the 12 plex apartment to the south."

By the way -- the office space is full...with Business Beat, I'm Perry Olson.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Major Fire in Williston Forces Evacuations

    Major Fire in Williston Forces Evacuations

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:19:43 GMT
    Explosions and fire rocked an oilfield service company on the southeast edge of Williston at about midnight.
    Explosions and fire rocked an oilfield service company on the southeast edge of Williston at about midnight.
  • Firefighters Get Picnic Lunch

    Firefighters Get Picnic Lunch

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:16:16 GMT
    Crews working to keep the fire contained and those keeping people a safe distance away certainly didn't go hungry today.
    Crews working to keep the fire contained and those keeping people a safe distance away certainly didn't go hungry today.
  • Rail Crews Practice Emergency Response

    Rail Crews Practice Emergency Response

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:13:29 GMT
    The possibility of a dangerous accident on the railroads of North Dakota is something that requires your local firefighters and emergency responders to be prepared for the worst.
    The possibility of a dangerous accident on the railroads of North Dakota is something that requires your local firefighters and emergency responders to be prepared for the worst.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.