Entries by Sierra Kamatchus

Buffalo Wings & Rings opening in former OCB

Tim Krohn The Free Press, Mankato, MN Date: April 17, 2017 MANKATO — Buffalo Wings & Rings is opening its first Minnesota location in Mankato. The Cincinnati-based sports restaurant franchise will open in part of the former Old Country Buffet building, across from the entrance to River Hills Mall. The franchisee, Todd Fetter, already operates […]

College Town boasts high-end housing, community values

Nicole Schmidt MSU Reporter, Mankato, MN Date: February 23, 2017 Congratulations to College Town for claiming the title of Best Apartment Complex in the greater Mankato area. Finding a place you can call home is an important step in your time at college, and College Town has yet again taken the top spot for a […]

Julee’s Jewelry opening in Mankato

Tim Krohn The Free Press, Mankato, MN Date: January 16, 2017 MANKATO — Julee’s Jewelry, a longtime St. Peter jeweler known for her custom designs, is opening a shop in the new Tailwind building in downtown Mankato, joining the recently opened Primp Boutique. “I’ve had people asking me to open in Mankato for a few […]

Former Old Country Buffet to be redeveloped

Tim Krohn The Free Press, Mankato, MN Date: October 31, 2016 MANKATO — The former Old Country Buffet property will be expanded and redeveloped for at least three businesses while a former restaurant downtown will get a new tenant and the River Hills Pet Care Hospital has plans to move to a new location with […]

Downtown businesses commission bull sculpture

The Free Press, Mankato, MN Date: Friday, April 15, 2016 MANKATO — Downtown businesses have taken the bull by the horns to put a piece of permanent art in their neighborhood. The sculpture “Tractor Bull” will be installed on the 500 block of South Front Street this month. Created by artist Chris Powell of Colorado, […]

Smith, Tailwind remade downtown Mankato in 2015

Dan Linehan The Free Press, Mankato, MN Date: Sunday, March 27, 2016 MANKATO — No single public space in Mankato was as transformed in 2015 as the 500 block of Front Street and Riverfront Drive. The three projects that have reshaped this square block of downtown started the year as shells and ended it as […]

Shared spaces, shared resources for Mankato nonprofits

Jessica Bies The Free Press, Mankato, MN Date: Saturday, December 26, 2015 MANKATO — It’s a problem far too many nonprofits experience. Limited space and limited resources gridlock their work. Overhead runs so high, little money is left over for programming or employee benefits. Hand-me-down furniture and run-down buildings can lend an air of shabbiness […]

Tailwind Group’s Current Construction Downtown Mankato Wraps Up

KEYC – Mankato News, Weather Sports Date: Monday, December 7, 2015 MANKATO, Minn. – With exterior construction completed, downtown Mankato now has a new look. Ridley has officially moved into the Ridley Building and Northwestern is finalizing its location, with a move–in date scheduled for the first of the year. The apartments known as the […]

UPDATE: Multi-Million-Dollar Downtown Development Takes Shape

KEYC – Mankato News, Weather, Sports Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 Updated: Friday, August 21, 2015 Several projects in downtown Mankato are either finishing up or just beginning construction. Those projects are changing the look in the center of the city. For nearly thirty years, Mr. Monogram has been located in downtown Mankato. Owning the […]