Gertens plans for old Houle elevator comes together
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Forest Lake planning commission approved a first phase of Gertens Lawn and Garden’s remodel of the Houle Feed Mill at its Wednesday, June 22 meeting. Gertens purchased the business and location in July of 2020, which will be renamed Spike’s & Houle’s Feed Mill. The project will take place in two phases: the first is to refurbish and update the existing structure. The second phase, which is expected to include a new garden center on the west side of the property, will come at a later date for planning commission and city council review and approval. If all is approved, construction on phase two is expected for the fall of 2023.