Plans for Pizza Ranch are back on track

After a delay due to the state shutdown, plans for a new Pizza Ranch restaurant in Elk River are back on track.
Robert McDonald intends to open the restaurant in the vacant Movie Gallery building at 10141 Freeport Ave., which is located between Taco Bell and First National Bank.
McDonald told the Elk River Housing and Redevelopment Authority on Aug. 1 that he is closing on the building Aug. 12. Renovation will take 60-90 days. He looks to complete construction in October.