Poll: Do You Approve of the New Caribou Location?

A new Caribou Coffee shop will be located at the intersection of Highway 36 and Century Avenue.

Earlier this week the city council site located at the intersection of Highway 36 and Century Avenue.

A new 1,706 square foot Caribou Coffee shop and drive-thru lane will replace the vacant Kwik Stop gas station. 

Local business owners spoke in opposition to the project stating the intersection was too busy and that the site posed dangerous situations to drivers and customers. 

City council members said the Caribou Coffee is the best option for the vacant corner and will help revitalize the area. 

It's your turn to weigh in. 

Answer our poll question and tell us in the comments how you feel about the new Caribou Coffee site. 

Hannah Gruber June 30, 2012 at 05:02 PM
DB - Yes, they are still looking at putting a new Caribou in the old Blockbuster site as well.
Tom June 30, 2012 at 09:14 PM
They are putting in a new Caribou at the block buster location it opens in September !!
jen July 01, 2012 at 03:55 AM
That intersection is still too dangerous even after all the "improvements" were made. I would simply fill that land with bushes and flowers. And make the turn lane wide and safe.
jackie Kuehn July 01, 2012 at 04:20 AM
The State Highway Dept has to do something about this intersection, it should have done something before the Gateway trail bridge was built. It has to be put into a clover leaf or something. 30 or 40 years ago thay were going to put in a clover leaf thay even took out a house on 48th to make room & it is still an empty lot with brush & trees & trash. Then thay built the station & Berger King & the Water softner building. People are always using the turn lane into Berger King to turn left on 36 crossing the double yellow lines for people to turn left onto 48th. Were going to have a bad crash there but nothing will be done till some one gets killed just like on 36 & 50th. That crossing was closed after some kids brains were picked up with a shovel after he was hit on a cycle. Where are are police when people do these stupped things & also when thay block the intersections. Some days it takes 3 changes of the stop sign on 36 for people to get out on to 120 from 48th. If you go South to the stop sign by No. St. Paul 7th thay even block that. I sure don't see many Minn nice.
C July 03, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Hwy 36 should be a freeway out to 694. But since there apparently are no funds to accomplish this, how about this much cheaper plan. Build double left turn lanes onto and off of 36 at English, Century and Hadley. Build designated merging lanes at these intersections that allow right-turn traffic to get onto 36 without having to stop. This would allow the stoplight time, the main cause of Hwy 36 delays between 35E and 694, to be significantly reduced. Add a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over 36 at Century and we could get by for another ten years.


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