Shakopee Entertainment Sector to Continue to Expand

Shakopee is back at it and adding to the entertainment hub they are known for in the southern part of the Twin Cities. Currently Shakopee real estate is home to many venues including Canterbury Park, Valleyfair, Murphy’s Landing. Owner of Dangerfield Gus Khwice and Michael Orensteen owner of MinneHaHa in Burnsville, is planning to move the comedy club to the lower level of Mr. Khwice Dangerfield’s restaurant in Shakopee. Dangerfield’s has the food to bring people in for a nice dinner and a 90 minute show. An article from the Shakopee Valley News states, “For $25, people can watch a 90-minute show and also select a dinner entrĂ©e, ranking from whiskey sirloin to crab meat stuffed tilapia. Tickets to just a show will be $10 or $13.” To me that is a steal of a deal. My friends and I usually head to downtown Minneapolis to catch a show at Acme Comedy Co. Looking on Acme’s website; prices seem to be close to Dangerfield’s quoted prices ranging $15 for just a show, and $30 for dinner and a show. The next performer at Acme is Dwight Slade, which I am not familiar with, but I hope to see Dangerfield’s grow and bring in some top talent. My Mother, Carol Scott, loved going to Dangerfield’s for dinner and I am sure she would have loved the opportunity to have an adult entertainment venue so close to home. Gus Khwice was a great man to her and I respect and support his business ventures and wish him the best of success. Let’s hope Gus keeps prices for beer down, we get lots of laughs in and the comedy club can continue to thrive. Now if the Minnesota Vikings would just move their stadium to Shakopee and buy a little real estate down here, maybe we could keep generating some more tax dollars to help pay for our future second high school.