Timber Lodge adding workers after fire

Timber Lodge Steakhouse has reopened after a fire damaged the restaurant late last month.

The St. Cloud business was closed for about three weeks after a kitchen fire, said Jason Stover, assistant general manager. It reopened Thursday.

Stover said the fire damaged kitchen equipment and the ceiling; the whole restaurant had smoke damage.

He could not provide a damage estimate.

Its building at 3950 Second St. S has been given a makeover, Stover said, and has expanded its hours and changed its menu, which now includes walleye cakes, flatbread pizzas and calamari.

The business is now open for lunch every day. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Timber Lodge intends to hire 10-15 more workers to accommodate its expanded lunch hours, Stover said.