Community Room, 600 Rice Street East, Wayzata, Minnesota
7:00 p.m. 1. Call to Order and Roll Call, and Approval of Minutes
2. Regular Agenda Public Hearing Items:
a. 331 Broadway Ave S/691 Lake St – McCormick’s Restaurant
i. Amendment to Existing Outdoor Sidewalk Café Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for additional nine (9) tables and twenty four (24) seats.
3. Other Items:
a. Review of Development Activities
b. Other items
9:00 p.m. 4. Adjournment
NOTES: 1 Time(s) are estimated and provided for informational purposes only. 2 Members of the Planning Commission and some staff may gather at the Wayzata Bar and Grill immediately after the meeting for a purely social event. All members of the public are welcome.
In case you missed it, there is a heck of a lot of stuff going on in Wayzata today.
Wayzata Crime Prevention Director Gina Holman delivers a Kevlar bullet-proof vest to Wayzata Police Chief Mike Risvold at the 2010 Night 2 Unite luncheon. File photo.
Today is Night 2 Unite in communities all across Minnesota, and Wayzata is no exception. The Wayzata Crime Prevention, the Wayzata Chamber, and the Wayzata Rotary will host an annual luncheon to recognize the efforts of the Wayzata Police and Fire Departments today at the Wayzata Country Club. The event is scheduled for noon. (I think I just set a personal record for typing Wayzata six times in one sentence!)
Owner Tim McCormick will be pouring perfect pints at the grand opening of McCormick’s later today! File photo.
Secondly, the Wayzata Young Professionals, (the hip and happening arm of the Wayzata Chamber) will be gathering at McCormick’s pub today at 4:30 to help owner Tim McCormick kick off the grand opening at the former Volnay and Patrick’s location. Cruise on down and join us for a pint or more of your favorite adult beverage.
McGruff and a Wayzata Police officer greet young Wayzata residents at Night to Unite. File photo.
Third on the agenda today is the Night to Unite traveling party. Neighborhoods gather to welcome Wayzata Police and Wayzata Fire Departments as they ride around in squad cars and fire trucks to meet and greet residents in Wayzata. The schedule for your neighborhood is posted here.
Whew! I’m getting tired just thinking about all the great activities that are going on today! As always, Wayzata.com will have all the action here for your review.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your Chamber lunch to Irish pub grand opening to police and fire meet and greet leader.
The Irish roots are obvious, from the Guinness sign hanging over the door way to the pictures of JFK and golfing legends on the wall. McCormick’s Irish pub is set to open next Tuesday. Owner Tim McCormick explained his vision for the place, “My grandparents are from Ireland. An Irish pub is always something that I’ve been drawn to. And living in Boston and my travels to Ireland have solidified that.”
McCormick detailed his passion for the perfect pint of beer, “We have serious quality control on proper pouring of the Guinness in twenty ounce pints. Its kinda a big deal for us. We pour the beer settled and black to the collar. Up over the edge so it mushrooms over the top of the glass. So there is an overflow and that tells me that we poured a good pint, and customers are getting the proper twenty ounce pour.”
Owner Tim McCormick explains his passion for his Irish Pub to Ashley Gilles. Photo Dan Gustafson.
Tim also talked about the other beers the establishment will carry, “We will have obscure beers that do not have any distribution, but its a really beautiful beer.” The pub will also carry an assortment of Irish whiskey.
The restaurant and bar should clear the last remaining hurdles in the next couple of days, including checks from the health department and clearing all required construction codes.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your perfect pint of Guinness is now available leader.