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The new owners of the fire-damaged Wharf building plan to completely renovate the facility with a new roof, siding, flooring, windows, plumbing and electrical. The total cost of the project is estimated at between $1.5 and $1.7 million. They plan to hire local contractors, plumbers and electricians for the work. (Photo by Al Edenloff)

Zorbaz project advances in Alexandria

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A Zorbaz restaurant is one step closer to opening out of the old Wharf site in north Alexandria.

At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council voted 4-1 to create a tax increment financing (TIF) district for the Zorbaz development at 2710 North Nokomis Street and to approve the TIF plan for it.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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