AROUND TOWN: 99 Bottles may not come to EGF
Don't take one down or pass it around just yet. 99 Bottles, a liquor store in Moorhead, may not be adding an East Grand Forks location after all. The East Grand Forks City Council approved the business's liquor license application in July for a s...
Don’t take one down or pass it around just yet.
99 Bottles, a liquor store in Moorhead, may not be adding an East Grand Forks location after all.
The East Grand Forks City Council approved the business’s liquor license application in July for a store in the new Minnesota Heights building, located at 316 Fourth St. N.W. The mixed-use building has about 6,500 square feet of commercial space on the first floor, with apartments above.
“We’re just in the middle of some transactions, so we have not committed to East Grand Forks yet,” said Andy Skatvold, who handles the business’s operations and whose wife, Kjersten, owns 99 Bottles. “We’re just kind of waiting to see how that plays out before we add more locations.”
He declined to elaborate on the other transactions.
Skatvold said it’s likely an East Grand Forks store won’t happen, although “it could down the road.”
Sound Decision moving
A car audio and remote starter business is moving to a more visible location.
Sound Decision, currently located behind the Italian Moon at 1323 Eighth Ave. S., will move into a former gas station on DeMers Avenue. Nora Hubbard, the sales manager for Sound Decision, said they hope to open at 1923 DeMers Ave. around March.
“It’s going to be more of a major thoroughfare, so we’re excited about that,” Hubbard said.
Hubbard, whose husband Jay is the business’s owner, said the new location will nearly double their shop space and allow for a better showroom.
Sound Decision first opened in 2006. According to its website, it focuses on installing remote car starters, car audio and mobile video.
Recycling business expanding
Grand Forks’ Countrywide Sanitation is expanding thanks to new contracts with local municipalities.
Countrywide is planning to add a new facility across from the Grand Forks landfill on North 69th Street. Rachel Gornowicz, the company’s president, said the new facility will be higher to allow for more dumping and will include a faster baler and better sorting abilities.
She said construction will begin next spring or summer.
The city of Grand Forks’ Jobs Development Authority approved Monday a $15,000 Pace loan to help the company purchase equipment like refuse and recycling containers and trucks. The loan application cited Countrywide’s new contracts to become the sole provider of recycling and refuse services for Larimore and East Grand Forks.