MC's Storage restaurant opening, Wallflowers Boutique, Candy Spot open – Mankato Free Press

MC’s Storage, a brand new idea restaurant bar from the Muddy Cow group, is opening Monday on Mankato’s hilltop.

The brand new enterprise is throughout from River Hills Mall within the former Buffalo Wings & Rings house on Adams Avenue.

The restaurant has a household setting and its menu will give attention to burgers, sandwiches, wraps and appetizers, just like the seven Muddy Cow eating places in Minnesota.

The group sources all its contemporary meals from inside a 300-mile radius.

Additionally they function MC’s Faucet Home, Muddy Rooster and Lone Oak Grill places.

MC’s Storage carries almost two dozen beers on faucet.

The Mankato location additionally has a “Bottoms Up” beer faucet system. Beer glasses have a steel ring on the underside with a gap in it.

A magnet covers the outlet and is pushed up by a nozzle when it’s set on the dispenser. The corporate that created them says it permits servers to fill a number of beer glasses fingers free and doesn’t waste beer as conventional beer faucets can. And it’s entertaining for patrons to observe.

The Mankato retailer options a big Cadillac mural that comes by means of a wall of the bar.

The Mankato location will make use of about 50 individuals.


Kathy Sieberg and her daughter Paige Sieberg are realizing their entrepreneurial dream, having just lately opened Wallflowers Boutique on the east finish of Madison East Middle.

For Paige, it’s an enormous profession shift from what she has been doing.

“I labored at my dad’s (A&P) Machine Store on Third Avenue for years, so this was a very new studying curve. I did high quality management and transport and receiving, so I went from one finish of the spectrum to the opposite with the boutique,” she stated.

Mother and daughter have all the time been boutique buyers with an eye fixed for trend.

“After I was a child, we went to the cabin in Longville,” Paige stated. “It’s a four-hour drive but it surely’d take us about 9 hours as a result of we’d cease in any respect these random retailers.”

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Wallflowers Boutique affords largely ladies’s clothes in addition to another gadgets.

Kathy stated they all the time needed to open a boutique and have been proud of the success up to now.

“It’s really gone approach higher that I anticipated. I assumed it’d take longer to get our identify on the market. It’s good to get the repeat clients and get to know them.”

She stated there are a rising variety of boutiques in Mankato and North Mankato, however she sees that as a plus.

“That’s what’s so good about Mankato. There are plenty of boutiques, however I feel it attracts individuals from throughout who simply wish to go boutiquing.

“If we don’t have one thing persons are on the lookout for, it’s good to ship clients to a different native boutique that has it,” Kathy stated.

She stated their location close to the intersection of Victory Drive and Madison Avenue offers them plenty of visibility.

The house owners stated they give attention to ladies’s clothes that’s good high quality however rather less costly. “And we’re extra size-inclusive for everyone. Now we have small to 3X or 4X in some issues,” Kathy stated.

Each ladies are concerned in getting stock. “We each exit and discover issues we like and determine collectively what to get. We’re all the time looking out on web sites and going to reveals to seek out what we would like,” Kathy stated.

Allison Schilla stated she frequents retailers in Mankato and the world, however Wallflowers has grow to be her favourite.

“I’ve been there a number of occasions. I feel it has number of clothes, it’s all-inclusive in sizing and affordable costs. And the employees and house owners are very useful and educated.

“And so they all the time have one thing new each time you cease,” Schilla stated.

Candy Spot

Ben Brown returned to his hometown of Mankato to attend faculty and determined to enter enterprise.

“I made a decision it will be factor to deliver bubble tea to Mankato.”

The just lately opened store, at 527 S. Entrance St., has a wide range of bubble tea, ice cream made on website, milk shakes and bubble waffles.

“The bubble waffles are Taiwanese bubble waffles comprised of scratch with tapioca starch, custard powder. What makes them bubble is the grid iron is bubble formed,” Brown stated.

“I lived in Minneapolis for a short while and I received bubble waffles throughout the road. They have been comprised of a powder they purchased, so I needed to make them higher and located some substances from Taiwan. The substances need to be saved within the fridge as a result of they’ve eggs and milk.”

He makes a wide range of totally different ice cream flavors, together with a inexperienced Matcha and ice cream with Ghirardelli chocolate items, that may be served with the waffles.

“It’s been going actually good up to now, apart from the climate,” he stated.

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