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Fargo's Green Mill restaurant plans conversion to Crooked Pint Ale House

Fargo's Green Mill restaurant, 3340 13th Ave. S., as seen Sept. 12, 2007. Forum file photo

FARGO—The Green Mill here will soon become part of a different restaurant and pub franchise, according to plans filed with the city.

A plan dated July 28 that was filed to the city's Inspections Department on Tuesday, Aug. 1, calls for a $65,000 renovation of the 6,914-square-foot building, 3340 13th Ave. S., that was built in 1989, according to property records.

Documents include a floor plan that shows few major changes to the interior format or structure. It's unclear what work is planned for the exterior or when the renovation and brand conversion is slated to begin and end.

Inspections Deputy Administrator Chris Rose said an earlier version of the plan was filed in late June and denied because it didn't meet requirements. A note on that filing says it didn't have enough details for the bar and existing kitchen plans.

The revised plan hasn't yet been reviewed or approved, she said.

An employee at the Fargo restaurant declined to comment earlier this week. Another request for comment from the St. Paul-based Green Mill company's chief marketing officer wasn't returned after several days.

But the plan says the project is meant to remodel the existing Green Mill building to become a Crooked Pint Ale House.

The Twin Cities-based Crooked Pint chain known for its "nouveau urban pub" look and the burgers, craft beer and wine it serves is co-owned by Paul Dzubnar, who also is among the owners of the Green Mill brand.

Crooked Pint now has restaurants in Apple Valley, Chaska, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Rochester and Duluth in Minnesota. A location will open soon in Sioux Falls, S.D., according to the restaurant's website, and the chain announced in June it would open in Grand Forks later this summer after renovating the former Green Mill there.

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson has been a Forum reporter since 2012 and previously wrote for the Grand Forks Herald.

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