Punch Pizza is still shooting for a June opening, and work on its new Woodbury location will likely begin in about a month, a manager told Patch on Monday.
Punch is one of three businesses that have liquor license applications coming before the Woodbury City Council on Wednesday. The others are the Tavern Grill and Cowboy Jack’s.
Punch Pizza is planning to open in part of the FedEx building at 8310 City Centre Drive. The shipping company will downsize its Woodbury location to accommodate the new restaurant.
The Tavern Grill opened in early June 2012 in the former Aperitif space off Tamarack Road and Bielenberg Drive. A change in operations/ownership is necessitating the new license.
in the former Woody’s Roadhouse/Throwbacks location off Woodlane Drive. An email to an official with the After Midnight Group, the company that manages Cowboy Jack’s locations, wasn’t immediately returned Monday.
There is also an item on the consent agenda related to lawful gambling for the Woodbury Athletic Association at Cowboy Jack’s.
Public hearings on all three will be held during the council meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at City Hall. Check out the full agenda on the city's website.
Woodbury has received bids for 24 “work scopes” as part of the Bielenberg Sports Center expansion project.
Plans call for a new permanent structure to replace the aging dome, along with a new two-story lobby linking the new field house and existing arenas, and an outdoor pleasure rink. The estimated cost is $21.8 million.
At Wednesday’s meeting, the council is expected to get a detailed bid tabulation, which will give the city a better idea of the exact cost of the project.
*"The 20 contracts recommended to be awarded including base and alternate bids total $16,784,198," according to an updated council agenda posted Tuesday. "The four contracts being held pending further review for the base and alternate bids total $1,161,829. The sum of these two numbers is the construction costs for the 24 contracts and totals $17,946,027."
The remaining costs fall under several categories, Parks and Recreation Director Bob Klatt said Monday, including $150,000 for solar panels, $500,000 for a possible water feature and associated work, $2.34 million for non-construction costs (consultants, architects and furnishings for the facility), and $507,000 for contingencies.
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In other action, the council is expected to…
- approve the final plat for Eagle Brook Church’s new building in Woodbury, going in at the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway and Brookview Road.
- award the contract for the Radio Drive expansion (from Bailey Road to Hargis Parkway) to Eureka Construction, Inc.
- examine the 2013 action plan for funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- approve plans for 2013 roadwork projects. See: 2013 Roadwork Projects for Woodbury