8015 MINNETONKA BLVD./UTAH

This building was originally built in 1952.

 

1973
1973

 


 

The first part of the building (on Minnetonka) was occupied by Standard Plumbing and Appliance, perhaps owned by Leo J. Reifel.  A Grand Opening was held on May 22-23, 1953.

 

1962

 


 

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In 1960 new construction in the amount of $24,000 was done to the building.  This is likely the portion that turns the corner and goes down Utah Ave.

 

3001 Utah has traditionally been a dry cleaner.

 

GK Cleaning and Laundry:  3001 Utah.  (1970)

 

Tonka Cleaners: 3001 Utah (1988)

 

2007

 


 

3005 Utah

The most notable tenant at 3005 Utah was Kowloon Chow Mein, which was there from 1961.  Mr. and Mrs. Kwock (Jack) Der first opened their restaurant at 8244 Minnetonka Blvd. on July 10, 1958, in what was apparently a converted Cities Service gas station.  In 1961 they moved to 3005 Utah Ave.  Kowloon was the Ders’ home town in China.  Der had previously worked at the White House restaurant in Golden Valley.

 

 


 

An ad from October 1965 said the Kowloon was completely redecorated with imported Chinese art and carvings.

 


 

1966 Ad

 

 


 

3007 Utah

 

In 1970 this was Ron’s Park West Beauty Salon

 

1970
1970 Kowloon and Ron’s Park West.

 


In 1991 it was Hair Success – an ad gave the address as 8073 Minnetonka Blvd.

 

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