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The Granite City Pawn Shop (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
The Granite City Pawn Shop (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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East Side Pawnshop Closing After 40+ Years of Business

A longstanding Pawnshop in east St. Cloud is closing down later this year. Granite City Pawnshop is at 424 East St. Germain Street. Owner Ken Finken says it's time for him to retire, he's selling the building and business.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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St. Cloud Family Restaurant Opening Tuesday

A new restaurant that will offer Mexican and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner is opening in St. Cloud on Tuesday. St. Cloud Family Restaurant will be opening its doors at 6:00 a.m. Owner Rufino Morales says their regular hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week.

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Photo: Inventure Properties and Boser Construction
Photo: Inventure Properties and Boser Construction
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Re-Opening Held Recently at Sauk Rapids Franklin Office Center

Boser Construction and Inventure Properties recently held a grand re-opening at the Franklin Office Building in Sauk Rapids. The 1200 series building, at 1209 and 1201 Franklin Avenue Northeast, holds Absolute Outdoor sporting goods and Wilcox Family Dentistry.

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GNP Company, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
GNP Company, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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All Gold N’ Plump Chicken Will Soon Be Free of Antibiotics

A St. Cloud based chicken producer is scrapping antibiotics from all of its products over the next few years. GNP Company has already released several products with "No Antibiotics Ever" and "Animal Humane Certified" labels.

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The Buffalo Coborns (Photo: Google Maps)
The Buffalo Coborns (Photo: Google Maps)
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Buffalo Coborn’s Closing in July

A Coborn's grocery store in Buffalo will be closing at the end of July. According to a news release, Coborn's decided to close the location due to limited space and no room to expand.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Konrad’s Officially Closed After Fundraising Falls Short

A fundraising effort to revive a downtown St. Cloud wine bar fell short earlier this week. Konrad's Wine Bar announced on their Facebook page that they are officially closed after raising just over $13,800 dollars through a GoFundMe campaign.

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Photo: Crossroads Center, Facebook
Photo: Crossroads Center, Facebook
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Pretzelmaker is Back at the Crossroads Center

You can get a warm pretzel from Prezelmaker at the Crossroads Center again. The popular pretzel destination has returned to the mall after it closed down last year.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Tim Hortons Coffee and Donuts Coming to Minnesota

You'll be able to stop for a coffee or donut at a Tim Hortons in Minnesota in the near future. The company that owns Tim Hortons (Restaurant Brands International INC.) says in a news release that they've reached a deal to expand and grow the restaurant in Minnesota.

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Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
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Mies Outland Aquiring Bristow’s, Mike Bristow Retiring

After over 40 years in the business, Mike Bristow has decided to retire from Bristow's Kawasaki and Polaris. Bristow says Watkins based Mies Outland has acquired Bristow's and will continue to serve the Central Minnesota community with their powersports needs.

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Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
Alex Svejkovsky, WJON
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Neighbors Speak Out Against Royalton BILL’S Superette [VIDEO]

A convenience store emphasizing groceries that’s moving into Royalton is creating an uproar among residents and neighbors. Some claim the project was rushed through the city council with little chance for residents to provide feedback.

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