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B&B Olympic Bowl spruces up with remodel


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Shelly Hanson, co-owner of B&B Olympic Bowl, stands in the recently renovated restaurant portion of her business. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Walk into B&B Olympic Bowl in Preston, Minn. and you will be bowled over by the new look. The restaurant side of the business has been through a transformation from floor to ceiling.

Paul and Shelly Hanson purchased B&B Olympic Bowl in September of 2009 and made improvements at that time with new lanes and an addition. Now, in the fifth year of ownership, they have made another major improvement by remodeling.

The remodeling project began on January 6, 2014, which Shelly says “was the coldest day of the year”, creating challenges but the work moved forward and remodeling was completed on March 26, 2014.

Carpentry work was done by Ron Schroeder of Quality Construction of Preston, Minn. Ron installed a new wood ceiling using hackberry which adds character and a sense of space to the room.

A new wood floor made with ash was also installed by Ron Schroeder. The floor is innovative and has a very interesting look. Schroeder explained he implemented a new technique for flooring which is a way of getting the “old barn board look” with new wood. He states that when wood is initially cut a large circular saw is used and the blade leaves marks in the wood. Normally these marks are planed out to make the wood smooth. With the type of floor Schroeder installed at B&B Olympic Bowl the marks from the saw blade are not totally planed which gives the floor “more depth and a rustic look” says Ron.

Poplar wood was used for the trim and painted black to match the decor. Wood was purchased from Root River Hardwoods of Preston and Shelly states that Marty Sveen of Root River Hardwoods was very helpful in putting everything together for the project.

New furniture was purchased and a large booth was installed ,which also contributes greatly to the updated and improved look. Room for the large booth was created by changing the doorway to the kitchen and moving the till. Two new cabinets were built by Paul Hanson and Ron Schroeder.

Duane Gilbertson of Duane Gilbertson Construction of Fountain, Minn. installed Granicrete countertops to cabinets and also used Granicrete on the Lazy Susan’s in the center of the tables. Granicrete gives the look of granite, marble, concrete, or other various stone at a fraction of the price.

A new front door was installed and windows looking into the bowling lanes from the restaurant were replaced giving patrons a great view .....
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Preston’s “DMC” is the SMSVC

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As the greater Rochester area celebrates the establishment of the state-supported Destination Medical Center, aptly coined the DMC, the greater Preston area recognizes the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (SMSVC) as an economic engine ..... 
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Tienter-Ertl couple to celebrate true small town wedding

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As many people from small towns know it can be difficult to find love in a community where you are related to almost everyone--and if you find someone you’re not related to you just might want to confirm with grandma. Lucky for bride-to-be Grace T ..... 
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Preston Red Kettle Campaign helps county

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

The Salvation Army of Fillmore County held one of its Red Kettle Campaigns on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Preston, Minn., which is a very important fundraising event for the Salvation Army in Fillmore County as it collects a large portion of the en ..... 
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Find your Serenity Within in Preston

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

A new business has opened in Preston, Minn. where area residents can go for a relaxing massage that can be beneficial to their health and well-being. Nancy Back has opened Serenity Within, which is located at 133 Fillmore Street W., Suite 4, in dow ..... 
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Preston residents enjoy visit with bearded guest

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Excitement was in the air early on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Fillmore Central Elementary School as children bound through the doors with one goal in mind - to talk to Santa. Santa needed to know what was on their lists for this holiday seaso ..... 
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Traditions of Preston under new ownership

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Roger Carlsen, of Mantorville, Minn., has taken ownership of Traditions of Preston located in Preston, Minn. Roger states that he has been looking to purchase an assisted care facility for quite some time and found Traditions of Preston to be just ..... 
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Annual membership dinner

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The annual membership dinner was held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Preston Servicemen’s Clubrooms for the American Legion Post #166 and its auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6893 and its auxiliary, as well as the Sons of the Am ..... 
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“Now we have a place to lay our own in southeast Minnesota”

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The tone set by many people who spoke at the county board’s formal transfer of deed from Fillmore County to the State of Minnesota Veteran Affairs was one of thanks to everyone involved. The successful four year journey to this day was the result ..... 
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