For the past 8 years, Rayna Tucker has wanted to open her personal sushi and hibachi restaurant. When Country Kitchen closed this spring, and the constructing turned into indexed for sale, Tucker jumped on it and started out operating closer to conducting her dream.

Five months later and Tucker is ready to open Sapphire sushi, at 705 U.S. Highway 10 East.

“It just sorts of got here on the proper time,” Tucker stated.

She and her husband owned Ice Cracking Lodge in Ponsford for 12 years before promoting it in February. Tucker has been inside the restaurant business when you consider that she became thirteen years antique, operating at her parent’s bakery in Alaska. Those Alaskan ties are a big purpose why she desired her own sushi and hibachi restaurant, but it turned into also due to the fact “there is nothing without a doubt in this place,” Tucker stated.

When she first commenced working on starting Sapphire in April, the original call Tucker had anticipated became “Legends.” But, she decided she needed to find something new as soon as she realized that there already changed into a “Legends” eating place in Moorhead.

“I commenced gaining knowledge of names and I called my daughter, who became on a bus going to a choir meet, and I began naming off names,” Tucker stated. While she said the names, the other bus riders would boo, and once she said “Sapphire,” they all yelled “yes!”

Now, the name ties in flawlessly as the building has a selection of blue colorings surrounding it.

After deciding on her enterprise call, Tucker and her own family had a whole lot of paintings reduce out for them. She said that the constructing become in worse circumstance than they expected and that they had to intestine out the whole inside of it. This pushed their supposed commencing date returned approximately a month and a half of.

But, they may be now equipped to open Friday, Aug. 23.

Tucker put the menu out on Facebook on Monday, giving her fans a preview of what becomes to return. One of her cooks helped her determine out what to provide, which includes sushi, hibachi, sashimi, nigiri, ramen bowls, a few American dishes and extra. Tucker did proportion that their menu may be adjusted, depending on what her cooks can take care of and what she sees fitting.

“Just provide us a couple of weeks to get all the kinks labored out and be patient with us,” Tucker stated.

From the remarks on Facebook and the reservations already made, Tucker is anticipating them to be “slammed.” She is very thankful for the community in Detroit Lakes, extraordinary contractors and enterprise, and all of her family and friends for “supporting out to get this dream of mine right into a reality.”
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Sapphire Sushi, Hibachi and American Cuisine may be reached at 218-844-0220. Their hours are Sunday through Thursday eleven a.M. To 9 p.M. And Friday and Saturday eleven a.M. To 10 p.M.

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