Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Original Pancake House agrees to vacate Wayzata Bay Center

The Lakeshore Weekly News is reporting that the Original Pancake House has agreed to leave the Wayzata Bay Center by October 1. Owners Ken and Karen Savik were the last remaining long term tenants housed in the Bay Center.

Owner of the Original Pancake House in Wayzata Ken Savik in a meeting.  Photo Dan Gustafson.
The agreement between Presbyterian Homes and the Original Pancake house was finalized on April 8, 2011, according to the article. This should clear the way for the developer to move forward on plans for senior housing, retail, and a hotel.

The Pancake House will remain open through August 15, 2011, and the Saviks continue to look for a new location to relocate the business.

George Daniels enjoys a cup of coffee at the Original Pancake House in Wayzata. The restaurant is scheduled to close on August 15, 2011.  Photo Dan Gustafson.
Presbyterian Homes vice president of development John Mehrkens indicated earlier this year that he hopes to begin demolition of the site this summer.


  1. Anonymous7:10 AM

    What a bunch of crap.

  2. Anonymous7:24 PM

    look at the Blockbuster bldg, since the city wouldn't

  3. Anonymous11:47 AM

    I work at OPH... there is no way they are looking for a new sight. Sad day in Wayzata.

  4. Anonymous3:36 PM

    We'll just have to go a little farther to the Eden Prairie or Maple Grove locations - same great food - actually better in some respects. not to mention a lot better decor than the worn out Wayzata one.

  5. Anonymous6:46 PM

    The Maple Grove OPH is MUCH MUCH better! The Maple Grove one has better owners, they care. Wayzata will NOT be missed. The Wayzata owners .... I don't have good things to say about them. Sorry that the staff will be out of a job.

  6. Anonymous11:41 AM

    Interesting how people fight to save gianni's but not this place. And this restaurant is jammed packed every morning. Another hole in the structure of a dying community.

  7. Anonymous11:35 PM

    Wayzata OPH WILL be missed, but great food like this IS worth the drive. 3 other OPH's -Eden Prairie, Maple Grove and Edina. I have been to all and they each have their own distinct decor and charm and great service too. My personal favorite - the huevos rancheros at the EP OPH. Or is it the huge omelet with goat cheese, spinach and mushrooms. Or it it that HUGE apple pancake that takes up the whole plate! Or........OK I love it all!!!