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Continued: 3 partners make new Bielenberg a center of attention in Woodbury

  • Article by: JIM ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 11, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Restaurant destination

Woodbury also is joining a growing trend at public arenas by contracting with a private restaurant service provider, Klatt said. In June, the city approved a contract with Gartner Restaurant Holdings of Stillwater, which has been selected as the private food vendor. The company operates the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill and Mara-Mi Store & Café in Stillwater, and the Chill Zone concessions in the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center.

GRH’s concept includes a full-service restaurant on the second floor, a concession stand on the first floor, and food service carts and potential service in the surrounding athletic fields.

Under the deal, the city takes responsibility for $500,000 in added capital costs for the lower-level concession area, fireplace, mechanical systems, counters and cabinetry. The money is provided through an internal 20-year loan and repaid from the gross sales receipts.

The city will receive 12 percent of gross sales up to $1 million and 10 percent for sales beyond $1 million.


Jim Anderson • 651-925-5039 Twitter: @StribJAnderson


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  • The new fieldhouse will double in size to 90,000 square feet. Other features include an expanded lobby, an outdoor refrigerated recreational rink, a geothermal heating system and solar water-heating panels.

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