Two Elk River businesses featured in Star Tribune

Two local businesses have been featured in Star Tribune stories recently.
Pompeii Pizzeria in downtown Elk River was featured in the Oct. 20 Star Tribune story, “Finding pizza contentment in the far northern suburbs.” Writer Rick Nelson said if he lived in Elk River, Pompeii Pizzeria would definitely be one of his go-to dining destinations.
“… Pompeii has a lot going for it: a cute and historic downtown storefront setting, hyper-friendly staffers, affordable prices and an obvious commitment to quality,” Nelson wrote.
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In another local connection, a home built by The Chuba Co. in Elk River was highlighted on the front page of the Sept. 28 Variety section in a story titled, “Green on the river.”
The home overlooks the Mississippi River in Brooklyn Center and has a number of green features such as solar panels, geothermal heating, super-insulated walls and rainwater collection systems. The homeowner calls it his “Eco Freak McMansion.”
The Chuba Co. specializes in energy-efficient construction. The company’s founder, Denny Chuba, also is a member of the Elk River Energy City Commission.
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