Around Town: Hugo's adding Caribou shops
Hugo's plans to add a Caribou Coffee shop in its 32nd Avenue South grocery store in Grand Forks. The announcement came before the opening of a coffee shop in the Crookston Hugo's, which opened its Caribou Tuesday, store manager Bob O'Halloran sai...
Hugo's plans to add a Caribou Coffee shop in its 32nd Avenue South grocery store in Grand Forks.
The announcement came before the opening of a coffee shop in the Crookston Hugo's, which opened its Caribou Tuesday, store manager Bob O'Halloran said. He said it came during a "mini-remodel" that includes the expansion of the deli and an updated exterior.
"A lot of the grocery stores in the nation now are adding coffee shops," O'Halloran said. "So it's kind of going with the trend."
Hugo's also has Caribou Coffee shops in its Park Rapids, Minn., Grafton, N.D., and Jamestown, N.D., stores, O'Halloran said. The chain plans on adding one at its 32nd Avenue South location, Hugo's President Kristi Magnuson Nelson told the Herald last week.
"Hugo's on 32nd Avenue South is scheduled for an interior and exterior remodel that includes (an) expanded bakery, deli, produce and organic sections, plus the addition of a Caribou Coffee in the next few months," she wrote in an email.
Grand Junction sub shop coming to town
A Grand Junction sub shop will open in Grand Forks around early August, according to its owner.
John Lester originally hoped for a May opening, but construction delays have pushed back his plans. He plans to open around Aug. 1 in the commercial building that houses Tim Horton's on South 42nd Street.
"The planning stages and the building stages have taken so long that I'm just so excited to get sandwiches out the door," Lester said.
Grand Junction used to be located in the Happy Harry's plaza on Gateway Drive. It later moved to South Washington Street before closing, and its subs were then available at Gilly's Bar and Grill downtown, according to Herald archives.
Hub bar celebrating 75 years
The Hub Bar and Grill in downtown Grand Forks is celebrating 75 years of business this month.
A 2010 Herald article dubbed the Hub the oldest bar in Grand Forks. The establishment, located at 205 N. Third St., endured the 1997 Red River flood despite being forced to close for 11 months.
The Hub is hosting celebrations this weekend in honor of the anniversary, including an open mic night tonight, according to its Facebook page.