Bizbeat: Enjoy restaurant in Apple Valley getting a redo

  • Article by: SUSAN FEYDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 31, 2013 - 4:49 PM
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Enjoy was recently sold and is closed while its interior in Apple Valley, its brand and its menu undergo changes.

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The Enjoy restaurant in Apple Valley has new owners, and the fine-dining establishment has closed while undergoing a makeover of its interior, brand and menu.

Apple Valley residents Dan and Kay Shimek, who opened the restaurant in 2004 in the Central Village area, recently sold it to an investors’ group whose members include two executives of Break Bread Hospitality Group. That firm currently operates two other restaurants, Zelo in Minneapolis and Bacio in Minnetonka.

One of the new owners is Tom Mould, who operates an accounting firm and a property management business in Apple Valley and who also is Break Bread’s chief financial officer.

Bruce Nordquist, Apple Valley community development director, said the new owners have not submitted building plans. Nordquist said he believes they plan to remodel the interior but will continue to operate the banquet space to honor previously booked special events. “We believe it will be a very temporary closing,” Nordquist said.

The City Council recently approved a new liquor license under the name Vivo Restaurants. Mould said the new owners intend to continue to operate the restaurant as a fine-dining venue.

The Shimeks, who are in their 60s, said they decided to sell to scale back their business activities. They continue to operate two Wisconsin businesses, the Paradise Landing restaurant in Balsam Lake and a winery, Chateau St. Croix, in St. Croix Falls.

Rosemount SuperAmerica sold

The building that houses Speedway SuperAmerica in Rosemount has changed hands.

Hasbrouck Holdings LLC, a group of private investors from Shakopee, paid $1.3 million to a Minneapolis investors’ group for the gas station and convenience store at 14515 Dodd Blvd., according to Dakota County property records. SuperAmerica leases the 3,500-square-foot building.

The purchase price was a considerable premium over the $915,000 paid by the Minneapolis investors in 2008 and the property’s most recent taxable value of $642,000, according to county property records.

Bioenergy project approved

The South St. Paul City Council recently approved plans for a $35 million bioenergy plant that will produce methane from food waste.

The SaniGreen Bioenergy facility, a partnership of Green Energy Partners of Denmark, Wis. and Sanimax Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, also will generate electricity for the Sanimax plant in South St. Paul.

Sanimax has said construction of the new facility could begin by the end of this year or early in 2014.

Send your Dakota County business news to susan.feyder@startribune.com.

Susan Feyder • 952-746-3282

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