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Updates: Kelley’s Bar murder case, Le Bistro Tourville review, Brad Hand

Some updates from around the Chaska area:

  • The big story, obviously, has been the stabbing death outside of Kelley’s Bar last Friday.  Concerns about unruly patrons at Kelley’s have been bubbling below the surface for a while, but the recent robbery combined with this tragic event have brought those concerns to the fore.  Owner Kelley Sharp will be meeting with city officials today to discuss the path forward, especially as it relates to the renewal of the bar’s liquor license.
  • My family ate at Le Bistro Tourville for the first time over the weekend.  The food and service were both quite good.  I had the Chaska Cheesesteak and my wife had the Margherita flatbread.  Portion sizes were best suited to lunch, as opposed to dinner.
  • In case you haven’t heard yet, Kwik Trip is going in at the former Gas Depot location in Jonathan Square.
  • 2008 CHS grad Brad Hand makes his major league debut today for the Florida Marlins, starting against the Atlanta Braves.  Hand was 7-1 with a 3.53 ERA for Florida’s Double-A team in Jacksonville this season.

Chaska News and Notes

Park Board – March 14, 2011

I participated in my first Chaska Park Board meeting last night.  I very much enjoyed meeting the other Board Members and am excited about the great projects we have in store.  Some of the topics discussed were:

  • Athletic Park Master Plan:  discussion of budget and project phasing.  I’ll have more to say on this before it goes before the City Council in April.  I was pleasantly surprised at the cost for the overall project, and I think the phases that have been identified reflect the right priorities.
  • Griep Park Expansion:  As part of the Southwest Christian High School project, a 3.24 acre parcel in the SE corner of the property will be added to Griep Park.   With the SWCHS project getting closer to starting, preliminary designs are being developed for the park, with neighborhood meetings being scheduled in the next two to three months.
  • Dome Discussion:  The Commitment to Community Task Force raised the possibility of a domed facility to provide field space during the winter months.  Since then, the City has begun to take some steps to investigate whether or not such a facility is feasible. 

Martin to appear at DFL SD 34 Meeting

New DFL Party Chair Ken Martin will be appearing at the March 16, 2011 monthly meeting of the Senate District 34 DFL Party.  The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilder Room of the Chanhassen Library.

Other news:

  • A disturbing suicide attempt at the MN-41 bridge over US-212.
  • Le Bistro Tourville is apparently doing some hiring.  The restaurant is reported to be quick-service sandwiches.
  • Levee construction is underway in Carver.  Visit the city’s webpage for more information or to volunteer.
  • Cooper’s Foods is switching primary wholesale suppliers from SUPERVALU to Affliliated Grocers Midwest.  That’s why the store is no longer bannered as a County Market, and you may have noticed that the layout of their weekly circulars have noticably changed.

New restaurant in Chaska Commons

Looks like we’re getting another eating spot in Chaska Commons.  Signs for “Le Bistro” have gone up at the former Cold Stone Creamery location.  That’s all the information I have at the moment.  If you know more, please leave a comment.

In other Chaska news:

  • The Chaska Herald reports that Father Paul Jarvis is leaving Guardian Angels Catholic Church, seeking reassignment closer to his ailing mother.
  • U.S. Rep. John Kline will have his mobile office in Chaska on Thursday, April 7 from 7-10 a.m.  at the Chaska Community Center.  Kline’s staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist with constituent requests.  The Congressman himself is not expected to attend the event.

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