Courtyards of Andover closed, search for new ownership

The Courtyards of Andover ownership group is looking for a new owner, and the building is closed in the meantime.

The Courtyards of Andover is temporarily closed while the building owners look for a new owner. The building had been leased by Jade’s Catering since it opened in 2000 and the business owner Anne DeLuca retired around the end of last year. File photo by Eric Hagen

The Courtyards of Andover is temporarily closed while the building owners look for a new owner. The building had been leased by Jade’s Catering since it opened in 2000 and the business owner Anne DeLuca retired around the end of last year. File photo by Eric Hagen

The move was triggered when the operator of Jade’s Catering let the Courtyards owners know she would be retiring around the end of 2012, according to Mike Quigley, one of the 15 owners in 116, LLC and a project and construction manager for the Emmerich Development Corporation in Andover.

Community Development Director David Carlberg said the city received a flyer from the realtor marketing the property on Aug. 23, 2012.

“We prefer to sell versus leasing,” Quigley said. “We’re not in the food business and we assume to have someone in the food business own the building.”

Jade’s Catering had leased the Courtyards of Andover since it opened in 2000, Quigley said.

It was one of the first buildings along with the Andover Cinema, Tanners Station and 1st Regents Bank (now First Minnesota Bank) to be constructed when the city started redeveloping the commercial area along Bunker Lake Boulevard.

Anne DeLuca, the former owner of Jade’s Catering, said she truly enjoyed her time hosting the numerous events, but she decided the time was right to retire. It was not due to economic reasons, but it was in her game plan to retire around the end of 2012.

In more than a decade, the Courtyards of Andover hosted numerous events such as the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce gala, the Northern Stars Council Boy Scouts breakfast ceremony, the Keep the Wheel Turning fund-raiser for Reiser Relief, the Anoka-Champlin Meals on Wheels dessert fundraiser, the North Suburban Concert Band pops concert, a recognition dinner and program for former Anoka County Sheriff Ralph “Buster” Talbot and much more.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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