St. Michael Owner Closing Albertville Perkins, Consolidating Staff

Adam Zimny and co-owner Dave Hanson announced the move to shutter the restaurant today.

Perkins is leaving the Albertville restaurant scene, announcing it will close its doors immediately. 

Owners Dave Hanson and St. Michael resident Adam Zimny, which owns the Albertville location as well as the Buffalo restaurant, said "consolidating the locations will support the company's strategy to efficiently provide a superior customer experience to our valued guests," in a statement provided to Patch Monday, Dec. 30. Zimny added the staff, which was notified of the closure recently, was given opportunities to find jobs with other stores in the ownership group. 

Albertville Perkins opened in 2007 and served mostly visitors to Albertville Premium Outlet stores and some local diners. It was anchored by the Towne Lakes housing development to the east, as well. 

JK December 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM
I haven't been back to the Albertville location since receiving horrible service 5 years ago. I even told them it was horrible service, and the waitress snubbed me. Not surprised at their closing. Heard similar stories from friends.
Lynn Cedergren December 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM
The service used to be horrible, but we tried it again about a year ago and it was much improved. We've been there a few times in the past year and had great service. It's never been very busy, though. I guess the past ruined it. Too bad. :( I guess we'll be back to going to Monticello when we want Perkins.
Jeff Lenz December 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Not surprised one bit, went there this summer the Sunday morning of Friendly City Days. Service was awful, took forever for them to take our order, and food took almost an hour to arrive at our table. They did take half off our food and said they were shorthanded in the kitchen. However, now that it has,come to light that the owners also own Buffalo, they could've borrowed some of them to Albertville for that weekend. Bad service, even worse location, not a shock. Surprised they lasted this long.
Amber Kirscher December 30, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Always terrible to see a business fail in our community. However, shame on these owners!! Lack of training, management and most of all, not a moment of warning for the employees. How awful it must be for these workers to worry about where their next paycheck will come from.
Willow December 30, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Another business gone. Its an epidemic! Personally, I've had good experiences at the Albertville location but I always wondered how anyone would even know it was back there, tucked way back like that without a good sign. I'm bummed.
B Johnson December 30, 2013 at 09:27 PM
Two sad events... folks who have to struggle for a job, and now yet ANOTHER business that has left our area!! What gives??!! Can anyone shed a light on this? Being a newer resident, those who've lived here longer say Albertville and St Michael's city taxes make it next to impossible for new businesses to thrive. True? or not?
JEFF December 31, 2013 at 09:53 AM
I have also wondered why so many businesses close in our town. Would make a great investigative story.
Roben Anderson January 09, 2014 at 04:13 PM
something needs to be done...would be great if business owners could shed some light into the topic.
Shellene January 13, 2014 at 02:34 PM
I worked at Perkins from 09 till the day we were notified of the doors closing. Was very shocked and worried about what we are going to do now, But most of all worried about if I would ever see my regular customers again, I loved my job and the people I worked with and I loved working and meeting new people. I know not everyone had a good experience at Perkins and for that I am sorry and wish there was something more we could have done to make it more enjoyable for you, as for all my regular customers Thank you so much for making my job so pleasant and I am going to miss each and everyone of you terribly, hopefully I will be able to find something local and be your server again.
Dave Becker February 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM
I know the co-owner personally. He was/is not a good business owner. He was grandfathered in because the owner is his father in law. No management or restaurant experience and gets put in that situation. Who's fault is that really? Other sites will suffer the same fate if the manager, co-owner, or whatever you want to call him, is not removed. Terrible to his employees and no idea what he is doing. I wouldn't be surprised if he is being sued for harassment. He's told his employees to F-off many times. No surprise. Feel soooo sorry for those employees.


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