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Crooked Pint Ale House Planning Expansion into Apple Valley

The restaurant franchise hopes to begin construction on a 5,448-square-foot building at some point this year, according to Apple Valley city officials.

Want bocce ball, craft beers and outdoor dining?

You may be in luck. Crooked Pint Ale House, a restaurant franchise with one location in downtown Minneapolis, is planning a second, 5,448-square-foot location in southwest Apple Valley.

Construction on the new restaurant could begin later this year, if the Apple Valley City Council approves a conditional use permit for on-sale liquor sales and a site plan submitted by developer DDJ Ranch Development, LLC. The council is expected to vote whether to approve both requests in April, according to Apple Valley Community Development Director Bruce Nordquist.

The proposed restaurant would be located in the Cobblestone Lake Commercial Development, on the northeast corner of Pilot Knob Road and 157th St. W. Building plans call for a 1,640-square-foot outdoor patio and bocce ball court. A portion of the dining area would also be covered by glass walls and a glass ceiling that could be retracted in summer months to provide for outdoor dining.

The restaurant would be located adjacent to .

Crooked Pint's Minneapolis location is described as a "nouveau urban pub with the feel of a local neighborhood restaurant," according to the restaurant's website:

The menu features classic pub faire with nearly 50 choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as kids’ menu selections. Dishes include Washington Avenue Pot Roast, Drunkin’ Sirloin, Ale House Walleye ‘N’ Chips, Chorizo Corn Dogs, Ale House Deviled Eggs, Crooked Cowboy Lucy, and a Crooked Caprese Salad.

The Apple Valley Planning Commission is expected to review the restaurant plans at its March 20 meeting this week. The restaurant would be part of the city's 300-acre Cobblestone Lake commercial and residential development.

Cindy Jenneke March 19, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Yup, that's what we need, another Bar/Restaurant in Apple Valley (she says sarcastically)Cindy J.
Sarah Adams June 04, 2013 at 11:26 PM
I think it's great to see new businesses moving into Apple Valley, Cindy. Especially one that isn't Ruby Tuesday's or Applebee's. If you don't like it, don't go.

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