Redstone Request to Remodel Boston’s Pizza Building Moves Forward

The Maple Grove City Council directed the city attorney to draft a resolution approving the Redstone American Grill PUD Development Stage Plan.

RedStone American Grill’s request to move into and remodel the existing moves forward with the approval of the Maple Grove City Council.

Upon recommendation of the planning commission, the Maple Grove City Council decided to direct the city attorney to draft a resolution approving the PUD Development Stage Plan of Redstone American Grill for the remodeling “of the existing restaurant, add private dining, covered outdoor bar and patios” along with additional features outlined in the application. The council heard the item at its Monday, May 21 meeting.

The plan submitted by RedStone American Grill to the city includes, according to documents provided to the city council:

  • Converting the existing patio area into a 1,113 square foot private dining room and 427 square foot private patio
  • Adding a 2,608 square foot patio area to all patrons
  • Construct a small extended entryway
  • Additional landscaping
  • Modification of exterior elevation

Concerns about the parking in the shared lot with were brought up Rob Dora, CEO of Granite City, during the May 14 Maple Grove Planning Commission meeting, according to the commission minutes. Doran noted parking stalls “were hard to currently come by” on busy nights and that Redstone American Grill was offering the same number of seats as the current restaurant with an additional 4,000 square feet of outdoor seating.

Manager Wendy Thompson said Arbor Lakes was embracing the Red Stone Grill proposal “as it was a vibrant new restaurant that would draw new clientele” to the location, according to planning commission minutes. Thompson said she would work with businesses and the city if a problem were to arise.

Redstone plans to have its employees park offsite in The Shoppes development, according a May 21 city memo to the council, to open up more spaces.

“Since there are reciprocal parking easements in place, technically there are more than enough spaces out there, some just might not be as close as one would normally find,” city staff wrote in the memo.

Redstone American Grill also has restaurants in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie.

Editor's note: What do you think of the possibility of Redstone American Grill moving into and remodeling Boston’s Gourmet Pizza? Tell us in comments!

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MG Guy May 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM
I heard a rumor this is falling through as the owners of Redstone are bankrupt?
Redstone Grill May 25, 2012 at 01:40 PM
To put your mind at ease, the bankruptcy filing Mr. Vlahos recently made has nothing to do with Redstone. Mr. Vlahos is not an employee of Redstone and he resigned from our Board of Directors in 2011. Redstone has no involvement in his financial situation. We look forward to seeing everyone in Maple Grove!
DCD May 25, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Redstone Grill would certainly be a welcome addition to Maple Grove. Looking forward to it!
Mary Matheson May 25, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Love it and can't wait. Redstone is on e of my favorites and to have it in my backyard, well that makes it even better. Thanks Redstone!
Wendy Erlien May 25, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I personally haven't had the chance to check one out yet. Any food recommendations when it opens?
Joe May 25, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Did Boston's close? I was just over that way, and it appeared open...
Wendy Erlien May 25, 2012 at 08:00 PM
My understanding is that as of now - it is still currently open during the approval process for Redstone.
Susan May 26, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I love Bostons! Hate to see such a friendly environment be taken over by another fancy upscale place...
Selena May 26, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Love Redstone! One of my favorite restaurants. Eden Prairie and Minnetonka aren't that far away, but it will be great to have one right here in MG. Great brunch with a complimentary caramel roll and mimosa. Nice fish options. The best buffalo shrimp (a favorite of the Minnesota Vikings on their flight to away games!) Some of the best mojitos. And delicious banana cream pie! Yum!
Sean Lalevee May 29, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Mistake, leave Boston's as is. Redstone is a late 90's non trendy place (both Mtka and Eden Praire), and with all of the other Redstone type places in the Grove, it's nice to have a decent sit down pizza. They have the best club pizza, the sauce is mayo, fantastic!
Lori Hass May 30, 2012 at 01:46 PM
I couldn't agree more! We love Boston's too and visit there frequently. It will be such a shame to see them go.
Dorpat June 12, 2012 at 01:40 AM
This will be a perfect fit for Maple Grove!
TKL September 03, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Wendy, My cousin and I enjoy the Flatbread pizza, cucumbers and the banana cream pie...heaven on earth ! We are usually stuffed when we leave so we take the pie to go. Hope this helps. TKL


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