WhirlyBall Plans Approved by Maple Grove City Council: No. 15 Post of 2012

One of the most read posts of the 2012 included the Maple Grove City Council approving a plan to remodel the former Mann Theater.

Maple Grove Patch covered a lot of different stories, topics and events throughout 2012, but there were a few that stood out as the most read by Patch users.

We’ll be sharing the top 20 posts of the year from Maple Grove Patch in days following up to the end of 2012. Share your thoughts on the stories in comments below.

The following is the No. 15 post of 2012.

WhirlyBall Plans Approved by Maple Grove City Council

April 17, 2012 - At a short meeting, the Maple Grove City Council approved a PUD Concept Amendment and PUD Development Stage Plan relating to a proposed new WhirlyBall business located on the Mann Theatre site. 

The City Council, acting on an earlier planning commission recommendation, only asked a few questions about the potential new business. Councilmember Karen Jaeger asked about safety waivers and alcohol consumption and Councilmember Phil Leith asked a question about the WhirlyBall business ownership. 

The 4-0 approvals by the City Council (Councilmember Erik Johnson was absent) gives WhirlyBall Center permission to re-occupy the Maple Grove Cinema (Mann Theatre) building, according to a memo to the Council. Including a related sports bar and dining area, laser-tag arena and meeting party rooms. It also allows remaining space to possibly be leased out in the future.

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