The Majors Sports Cafe in Inver Grove Heights officially has a new owner.
St. Louis Park company Premier Restaurant Management Inc. sold its last Majors to BB Burger Adventures, a company created by a former Premier general manager.
Last week, the Inver Grove Heights City Council approved the liquor license for the newly owned restaurant located at 5639 Bishop Av.
It's the latest move by Premier -- which also operates Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar in Minneapolis and Throwbacks Grille & Bar in Woodbury -- to cut its ties with the Majors brand.
It closed its Apple Valley location six months ago. This year Premier also turned its Majors in Bloomington into a restaurant concept it created and then sold, called Poor Richard's Commonhouse.
In addition, the Golden Valley Majors was converted into a tequila bar called Ciento, but it was closed three months ago. Premier opened a new Ciento in Brooklyn Park this month.
The other Majors locations in Blaine and Albertville have been sold, too.
"It was successful for quite awhile," said Bob Carlson, a Premier partner, about Majors. But "it was a good time to sell."
Brandon Bramscher, 39, is the new owner of the Inver Grove Heights restaurant. Bramscher said he has been in the restaurant business for most of his life, moving up from washing dishes when he was in high school to becoming a general manager for Premier.
"I've been in this game since I was a little kid, and I was just figuring coming up on 40, it would be time to venture out on my own," he said.
Bramscher said the purchase of Majors was a good opportunity for him to continue to gain experience in the field.
Gordmans is coming to Burnsville Center
Gordmans soon will be opening a store at Burnsville Center.
The apparel and home fashions retailer is scheduled to open by the end of March.
The chain, which is based in Omaha, also will be opening a store in Woodbury in the Tamarack Village shopping center around the same time as the Burnsville store.
Currently, Gordmans has a location in Mankato across from the River Hills Mall.
Apple Valley Chamber to host Christmas open house
As a way to thank its members, the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding a chamber Christmas open house on Tuesday.
There won't be any speeches -- just plenty of cookies and hot cocoa.
The event begins at noon at the chamber's office in Suite 101 of the Eagle Valley Bank building at 14800 Galaxie Av. in Apple Valley.
Admission is free.
Business After Hours for Burnsville chamber
The Burnsville Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business After Hours event on Jan. 6.
This will be the chamber's first event of the year. Appetizers will be served, and there also will be a cash bar.
The networking event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Brunswick Zone XL, located at 11129 162nd St. W. in Lakeville. Admission is free.
Nicole Norfleet • 612-673-4495