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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Some changes are in store for the Main Street and Parrish Avenue intersection in downtown Elk River. The city is looking at eliminating five parking spaces to make room for a right-turn lane for eastbound Main Street traffic wanting to turn south onto Parrish Avenue. The five parking spaces are […]

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The Elk River Economic Development Authority (EDA) has rejected a loan request from a woman looking to open a coffee shop and fitness studio at Granite Shores in downtown Elk River. Kacey Bottineau, owner of Soul, had requested a $62,304 Energy Efficiency Improvement Program Micro Loan. The level of risk associated with the business plan […]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Granite Shores, the luxury apartment community in downtown Elk River, has clinched a deal that will thrill art lovers and book lovers in one fell swoop. The Arts Alliance and Reading Frenzy Corner will open April 3 in a combined shop in the building’s northeast corner. Jim Soderberg, whose company […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Downtown Elk River saw some significant events unfold in 2012. Two key buildings were sold and are being revitalized, two other buildings were demolished and an enhanced parking lot built, and a long-range plan for the greater downtown area came to fruition. Plus, the city bought a piece of riverfront […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor All 67 apartments at Granite Shores in downtown Elk River have been rented, but filling the main-floor commercial space has proven more difficult. Jim Soderberg of Granite Shores said they are considering converting some, but not all, of the commercial space into eight apartments. In an appearance Oct. 1 before […]

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Click here to read about the median income in Elk River. Click here to read about the ups and downs of home building in Elk River since 2000. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Elk River has more than enough vacant residential lots ready for construction of new homes, but there is a demand for additional rental housing. […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Interest in Granite Shores of Elk River remains high, and now its owners can boast of the building being a luxury apartment community. Up until recently, it had been a broken condo with luxury apartment units for rent. “We closed on the last condo deal,”  a jubilant Jim Soderberg told the […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Jim Soderberg, the president of Soderberg Apartment Specialists in Brooklyn Park, ceremonially cut the ribbon for Granite Shores along Main Street Monday morning in downtown Elk River. Inside he announced plans to fill the first floor with retail businesses and residents — and fast. “I think this building didn’t have action […]

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