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Applebee’s in Pella Nears Opening Day

Posted: Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at 6:25 am

The new Applebee’s restaurant in Pella is just days away from opening its doors for regular customers, and the restaurant’s management may be just as excited to open as the patrons are to attend. General Manager Justin Trenkamp tells KNIA/KRLS News that he’s had photographs taken every week as the restaurant has gotten closer to opening.

“My girlfriend has been living here [Pella] for a little longer than I have, and has been able to take pictures every week from when it [the restaurant location] was a pile of dirt until where we’re at now, so it’s been very exciting,” says Trenkamp. “It’s been some long days, but at the end of the day when I can just sit back and look at the way the building’s come, it’s very exciting.”

The Applebee’s restaurant is located at 1600 Washington Street in Pella and will open for business on Monday. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony that day at 8:30 a.m.