Fireworks to be sold in Spring Lake Park

Staff Writer
Since 2013, I have primarily covered the Anoka-Hennepin and Spring Lake Park school districts as well as the city of Spring Lake Park for ABC Newspapers.

The Spring Lake Park City Council approved a lease agreement with Renaissance Fireworks earlier this month, granting the business permission to sell fireworks around the Fourth of July holiday in the Central Park Liquor parking lot.

Renaissance Fireworks, based in Spring Lake Park, runs between 25 and 30 retail tents across the Twin Cities metro area in June and July. This summer, the business will set up shop in front of Central Park Liquor in Spring Lake Park June 23 through July 5, leasing space from the city. Photo courtesy of Renaissance Fireworks
Renaissance Fireworks, based in Spring Lake Park, runs between 25 and 30 retail tents across the Twin Cities metro area in June and July. This summer, the business will set up shop in front of Central Park Liquor in Spring Lake Park June 23 through July 5, leasing space from the city. Photo courtesy of Renaissance Fireworks

This will be the third year Renaissance Fireworks, based in Spring Lake Park, will lease from the city at 8101 Highway 65 NE.

“It’s been a great partnership,” City Administrator Dan Buchholtz said.

The lease is identical to last year’s agreement: Renaissance Fireworks will pay the city $2,000 and 10 percent of all gross sales over $20,000.

Last year, the business did not top $20,000 in sales, but they came close, Buchholtz said.

Additionally, the city-owned liquor store sees a bump in customer traffic.

“We end up winning twice,” Buchholtz said.

The stand will run June 23 through July 5 with time allowed for set-up and tear-down on either end of that window.

“I know that worked very well last year,” Mayor Cindy Hansen said before council unanimously approved the lease agreement. Council Member Bob Nelson was absent for the vote.

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