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VARIOUS OTHER BUSINESSES (CLOSED)
Property Management, Small Business Consulting, Product Invention, and Up North Electric
Up North Mini Storage - Located at 1202 29th St in Cloquet, Minnesota in Carlton County and is an 84 unit self-storage facility offering unit sizes of 5X10, 10X10, 10X20, 10X26.
Wilderness Pub - Located 11 miles north on Highway 38 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The pub was well-known to nearby residents for its huge portions, reasonable prices, extensive bar, and friendly service. The pub was located on the Taconite snowmobile trail, surrounded by many lakes, and soon became a local favorite for those heading to their lake places, hunting shacks, or residents looking for a place close to home to eat instead of driving all the way into Grand Rapids for a quality meal. A full menu consisted of prime rib, various cuts of steaks, ribs, walleye, sandwiches, appetizers, and a daily special. There were live bands on weekends, and each year you could spend the weekend at the Wilderness Pub Music Fest. The restaurant closed in December of 2009 during the downturn of the economy. It has since reopened at Cedar Creek Grille.
Tommy's Family Dining -Located at the Central Square Mall in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Our niche was we wanted to cater to the family while providing a good home cooked meal at reasonable prices with great service. This was a family-friendly, kid-friendly restaurant. There were over 80 menu items to satisfy any taste. The restaurant was open about 17 hours each day, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and anything in between. Along with pies, ice cream sundaes, banana splits, malts, and shakes, the menu offers various salads and wraps for the health-conscious. A Sunday Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. was a hometown favorite. Tommy’s Family Restaurant employed an average of 52 full and part-time employees, including 12 chefs. This restaurant closed in 2009 in the downturn of the economy.
Tommy Wild's Catering - Located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, was a high-end catering company that catered weddings, birthday parties, family reunions, Christmas parties, executive meetings. Large community events and corporate events. Tommy's was known for their elaborate food arrangements. Tommy's closed at the time Tommy's Family Dining closed.
Tri-Circle Properties - Located in Chisholm, MN was a 10-plex apartment building in the heart of a small iron range downtown.
UNE, Inc. - Located in Cloquet, MN was a septic control device that we invented, patented, manufactured in our garage, and eventually, the patent was sold.
Up North Electric - Located in Cloquet, Minnesota, was a small electric service company that serviced the residential and small business community.
Small Business Consulting - Located in Minnesota, helping businesses with business start-up, payroll, accounting systems, inventory control, cost control, procurement, customer retention programs, marketing campaigns, safety programs, managing lending relationships, strategic planning, executive benchmark reporting, and employee motivation and retention.