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Three new businesses plan to break ground in Rosemount this spring

ROSEMOUNT — Two fast casual restaurants and a hair salon will begin construction in Rosemount this spring, with plans to open in summer.

A multi-tenant building will house Noodles & Company and Jersey Mike's Subs at 15065 Canada Ave., while Sports Clips Haircuts will be positioned in between the two restaurants. The commercial property was home to Pizza Hut and more recently Hong Kong Bistro. The new businesses will take up 4,620 square feet.

Noodles & Company operates 460 locations in the United States and the menu offers international and American noodle dishes, along with soups and salads. Jersey Mike's Subs serves sub sandwiches and the chain boasts more than 1,504 restaurants across the country.

Rosemount City Council unanimously approved the site plan and conditional-use permit from John Green Partnership during its Feb. 19 meeting.

Rosemount Planning Commission held a public hearing and did not receive any public comment on Jan. 22. The commission asked about potential traffic impacts upon the private drive. After the Planning Commission reviewed the request, the applicant updated plans to reduce the building width and the east and west building setbacks have been increased. The commission voted unanimously to approve the request.

Rosemount Community Development Director Kim Lindquist said the commercial site was approved for construction in 2017 but it was not built upon. There is an ordinance that requires the city to go back and seek new approval.

Since Canada Avenue is a private driveway, Lindquist said the new commercial building will operate like a regional mall. The building exterior will have a thin red branding stripe and the interior will have a lot of glass and open areas. The overall commercial exterior will look similar to surrounding development in that area of town.

Rosemount City Council member Heidi Freske confirmed the names of the new businesses during the meeting and asked when construction will begin since she said she receives many questions about this property all the time.

Dennis Plough with Cedar Corporation in Menomonie, Wis., was present at the meeting and said he completed the site work. He confirmed the two restaurants and said John Green Partnership is finalizing negotiations with Sports Clips.

Plough said construction will begin after the spring thaw.

"The sooner we melt the snow — I will start working on that tomorrow — we are anxiously waiting," Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste said.

Rosemount City Council member Jeff Weisensel asked when the public can have realistic expectations about the new businesses opening.

Plough said construction may take four months and the new businesses may be ready to open perhaps after Labor Day.

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