Mandan News

Ellen Huber: Extend a welcome and thank you to new and evolving businesses

If you have been by the Seven Seas Inn lately, you may have noticed changes underway to both the exterior and interior of the restaurant. It is under transition from the time-honored Captain’s Table to a Montana Mike’s Steakhouse. The conversion should be complete by July.

Seven Seas owners and managers Shannon and Stacy Gangl and Karen Summers see an increasing consumer preference for a casual dining experience with a lower average ticket price. The Montana Mike’s menu, available at, includes mouth-watering steaks along with grilled chicken, baby back ribs, fresh salads, pastas and other seasonal items.

In other business news:

• Gary Christian and Wayne Jahner recently opened an Aire-Master franchise in Mandan. They operate from 306 13th Avenue N.E. and call on clients throughout North Dakota, providing products for public restrooms and buildings for odor control, cleaning and disinfecting, and floor and wall cleaning including soaps, sanitizers, paper products, cleaning products and fly control.

• Prairie Outpost Log Homes moved from a home office to a commercial location with a small showroom at 200 Riverwood Drive S.E. Owners Allan and Holly Dickson specialize in constructing homes, cabins and other structures made of logs and timbers. Their construction shop is located off Highway 83 near Wilton.

• Farmer Brothers Coffee moved from Bismarck to an expanded location in Mandan at 2001 Third Street S.E. The company roasts and distributes coffee, tea and culinary solutions such as spices, soup bases and salad dressings to foodservice clients throughout the region.

• Turbo Spa, a five-bay car wash, is now open at 1801 Eastside Court S.E., across from Bonanza. The car wash is a new business venture by Tim Ell, who also owns Zorell’s Jewelry in Bismarck.

Please help welcome and congratulate these new, evolving and expanding businesses.

For more information on programs available to assist with business start-ups and improvements, call the City of Mandan Business Development Office, phone 667-3485.