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Bhutan immigrants transform troubled Stargate nightclub into a Nepali restaurant and grocery

Oct 30, 2018 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

Where the city of Maplewood saw an unsightly intersection, Tilak Pokwal saw an opportunity.

He and eight other partners purchased the former Stargate nightclub space, transformed it into an international grocery store and plan to open a Nepalese restaurant in January. The business, called Groceries and Nepali Kitchen, is located in a strip mall on the northeast side of the Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue intersection.

We are trying to help the people and also help ourselves, he sai...