Bill's Gun Shop & Range was cleared to begin construction during , and company president and CEO John Monson isn't wasting any time getting the project underway.
Signs went up on the former Hudson Cinema 9 location at 1920 Crest View Dr. early this week touting a Dec. 1, 2012, target date for opening the retail shop and recreational shooting facility.
Monson told the city's Plan Commission and Common Council that he was basically constructing a building inside a building to ensure no rounds could escape the facility. He also said that noise from the facility wouldn't be noticable from outside, except for faintly from the parking lot just outside.
"This is an exciting time for Bill's Gun Shop & Range and we are excited to be part of the Hudson community," Monson said in a news release issued on Monday. "Our new facility will relieve some of the occasional crowding at our existing locations as well as provide even more for our valued customers throughout the area. I hope that all shooters, from the novice to the most experienced, will be better served by this expansion and the increased flexibility we can now offer in training, safety programs and special events."
Monson also runs Bill's Gun Shop & Range locations in Robbinsdale and Circle Pines.