WAITE PARK - The Ultimate Sports Bar and Grill is adding some outdoor seating.  Owner Tom Frerichs says the city of Waite Park has approved his plan to build a deck on the west side of the building.

He says there will be seating for about 75-100 people, and it will be an extension of what they're already doing on the inside.

Frerichs says the parking lot will be reconfigured, and the empty Ultimate Liquor Store building will be torn down for more parking.  He says he'd eventually like to add some volleyball courts and horseshoe pits, to create a sports complex-type atmosphere.

Construction of the deck begins on Monday, and he's hoping to have it finished by Memorial Day weekend - weather permitting.

Frerichs has owned the Ultimate Sports Bar and Grill in Waite Park since 1985.