The previous owner of the SA, a 51-year-old man named Husein Sarameh, agreed to sell his business to as-of-yet-unidentified person or group of people last month for $945,000. The buyers wrote a $203,000 check to cover the down payment and Sarameh, following his lawyer’s advice, turned over the reins to the store before it had even cleared. And that’s where things got weird.
Last weekend, the new owners held quite the two-day sale. As KSTP reports, they sold gas for $3.85 a gallon — a ridiculous (and illegally low) price compared to the $4.29 average cost of a gallon elsewhere in Waconia — and sold nearly everything in the store for half-price. Fifty-thousand dollars later they took off and they still haven’t been arrested.
After the down payment check bounced and Sarameh realized he’d been scammed, he reassumed ownership of the SA. More gas discounts are planned for this weekend, though this time the more modest discounts will be legitimate.
Needless to say, the last couple weekends have been good ones for regular customers at the Waconia SA.
via City Pages
It’s a sad day for Waconia. Our beloved Pizza Ranch is no longer. Well sort of.
The Pizza Ranches in Waconia, Norwood Young America, Glencoe, Delano have all changed to Unhinged Pizza.
Unhinged Pizza has the same owners, managers, and employees so not a lot is changing. They have a new name and have added some new food like ice cream!
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It seems that the owners broke away from the Pizza Ranch franchise and went out on their own. Or that’s what I understand.
From what I’ve heard, the food is just as good as it was and all your favorites are still there.
Locations are all still the same too, it’s just got a different name. Change is scary, but this shouldn’t be to much of a change for us Pizza Ranch lovers.
Waconia welcomes Ground Round! The new restaurant is a nice addition to the city as we have a lack of good sit down restaurants Besides bars and fast food, there aren’t a lot of other choices. Ground Round is a nice alternative.
Ground Round began construction on July 11, 2012 in Waconia. The new restaurant is 4,812 square feet and features a sports bar, lounge and dining room. They will officially open at 4pm on Monday January 28th, 2013.
It’s a good place to take the buddies, the kids or even get food for take out.
520 Cherry Drive
Waconia, Minnesota 55387
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
If you live in Waconia, then bring the kids down to City Square Park on Friday May 11th for some free food and fun!
Everything kicks off at 3:30pm and goes until 8:30pm.
There will be lots of kids activities, the Governor’s Fishing Opener kick off with Governor Mark Dayton & the Lt Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon at 4:00, a picnic starting at 4:30, music and a DNR fish fillet demo.
Plus there will be a $5 raffle for a Crestliner boat package, an Arctic Cat youth ATV and five $100 Waconia Bucks.
Since a lot of people are expected, you can park at Trinity Lutheran Church or the Waconia Ice Arena and ride the free shuttle. If you are handicapped, there will be parking at the park.
See you there!!
Lake Waconia has the pleasure of hosing the 2012 Governor’s Fishing Opener on May 12th!
A pair of accomplished anglers from Waconia will host Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon on Lake Waconia. Travis Frank will fish with Governor Dayton, and Matt Peters will fish with Lt. Governor Prettner Solon.
This is only the second time in 64 years that a lake in the meto region has been selected for the Governor’s Fishing Opener and we can’t wait for everyone to hit town.
Even though not everyone will get to fish with the Governor, everyone is free to come to town and fish on Lake Waconia.
If you live in Waconia, get ready for a media frenzy and tons of anglers to pack the town.
Never been to Waconia before? Just take 494 to Eden Prairie, hop on highway 5 West and you’ll hit Waconia in about 20 minutes. Google Map
Waconia’s city park has been closed for most of October while it underwent some renovations. But now it’s back open and better than ever.
The updated park includes swings, play equipment made especially for toddlers, a bridge over the sidewalk and more.
Take the kids and enjoy some of this nice fall weather before the snow files!
We reported a while back that a Verizon store opened in town. Turns out it was quickly re-brand to Two Men Wireless which sells Verizon phones.
Now, Verizon has officially opened a store across from Kwik Trip.
That’s great news for Verizon customers!
Yesterday the word was Champps, today it’s Ground Round.
I don’t know if they switched restaurants, or if we are getting both, but I have been able to confirm that the city has approved the sight plans for Ground Round over by the AmericInn.
No idea when construction would start or when it’d open.
I heard a rumor, from a very credible source, that Champps is looking to build a sports bar in Waconia.
The location would be over by the AmericInn.
I haven’t been able to confirm this, but my source is pretty reliable.
Hopefully it’s true!
RedBox isn’t the only way to rent movies for $1 a night anymore. Blockbuster Express is the same idea, only in a blue box.
The Blockbuster Express machine is located at Kwik Trip and, from what I know, works the same way as RedBox does with no memberships and only a dollar a night rentals.