â€œIn six to nine months, there will be a Pizza Ranch in town somewhere.â€
This was a prediction made Monday evening by Russ McGinty in a Bemidji City Council work session.
McGinty, a Twin Cities-based real estate broker hired by the city, mentioned two restaurant chains by name that are interested in Bemidji and said more than a dozen hotel developers, too, are looking at potential projects along the south shore of Lake Bemidji.
Pizza Ranch, particularly, is very interested in coming to Bemidji.
â€œThey will do something here,â€ McGinty said. â€œThey just need to find the right location.â€