News from Blaine, Minnesota

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 9:43am.

 

Although the holidays are consuming most of our attention we still have at least one ear out for the latest news from around Blaine. Read on to find out what’s happening.

Craft breweries in Blaine?

Hey who knows? This could turn into a cottage industry for our city. According to ABC Newspapers’ staff writer Eric Hagen, a group of investors got the city council’s nod to build a craft brewery with an attached taproom adjacent to the NSC. Maybe we should call it “half a nod,” since it’s not a done deal yet.

The group plans on using most of the 7,500-square-foot facility to craft their beers to sell to other businesses but there will be space set aside for a taproom and restaurant that seats up to 250 customers. Oh, and an outdoor patio too! We love those.

The investors also envision offering live music and outdoor activities, such as volleyball.

The county still needs to vote to allow taprooms in the area, which they’re set to do on December 17. Then, there’s the Spring Lake Park School District who asked that the brewery/taproom vote be postponed because they may use the land next door on which to build an elementary school. In Blaine, any business selling alcohol must be at least 500 feet from the nearest school.

We’ll find out sometime in May of next year how this whole thing will shake out.

More new construction coming right up

The Wagamon Ranch and Woodland Village neighborhoods are growing. Final plats were approved for 18 single-family homes in Woodland Village and it then the neighborhood will be built out.

Wagamon Ranch sought and gained approval for the 2nd addition to the new neighborhood.

Support nearby schools this holiday season

Some of the best and least expensive holiday entertainment is provided by our schools and there are a few concerts coming up this week you may want to attend.

Get to Blaine High School tomorrow night, December 15 for the Holiday Band Concert and then on Thursday, December 17, for the Holiday Choir Concert. Both performances are scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Coon Rapids High School presents “A Seussified Christmas Carol” on Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. Kids 5 and younger are admitted free. The school is located at 2340 Northdale Blvd. NW in Coon Rapids.

Finally, on Sunday, December 20 you are cordially invited to the Anoka High School Holiday Choral Concert from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $3 and $5 and available at the door. The school is located at 3939 Seventh Ave. in Anoka.

Have a great Blaine week!

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