Thursday, May 2, 2013
April's business news includes a continuing foreclosure fight, new bars and restaurants, flat home sales, a new HCMC clinic, business awards and a new bakery.
Editor’s Note: The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on the following Patch sites in April 2013: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Edina Municipal Liquor Stores Among Most Profitable in Minnesota The City of Edina's three municipal liquor stores brought in $1.445 million in net income during fiscal year 2011. How About a Brewpub in Hopkins? They currently aren’t allowed in the community, but inquiries have prompted the City Council to discuss whether to change that. Sammy's, Version 2.0, Ready for Dog Days of Summer Sammy's Speed Dog—a gourmet hot dog diner—…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fill out our form and we will run a profile on Patch so residents can learn more about you and the business where you work.
If you are an employee of a local small business, Patch wants to learn more about you. We want to know more about the people who work in our town. What's the best advice you've ever received? What are your Pet Peeves? What's your dream vacation? Fill out this "Employee Spotlight" form, upload a photo and we will post a profile about you on Patch. Have fun with it. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the right. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include your name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't wait for us to come to you. We'll give a shout out to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture.
If you own or manage a local small business, Patch wants to hear from you. Fill out this "Business Spotlight" form and we will feature your company on Patch. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include the business name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch.com.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's selections include a racetrack's end, a resident still in danger of losing her home to foreclosure and all-day, everyday kindergarten.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Memorial Service Scheduled for Eden Prairie Teacher Jodi L. Heyman died March 23 at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. Multi-Level House Fire on Oxford Road in Shakopee Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire in the Dean Lakes area. Pedestrians Play Frogger at Moore Lake Beach Bus patrons are clashing with speeding cars. Pedestrians deserve more respect. Yorktown Park Community Garden Gets Council Approval Registration for garden …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Find out what the governor said he will change next week that will benefit area businesses.
On Friday morning, Gov. Mark Dayton told TwinWest Chamber of Commerce members that he will take a business-to-business sales tax plan out of his revised budget next week, according to media reports. MPR reported the governor "has heard a lot of concerns about his proposal to add sales tax to the services business sell each other." Last month, a tax policy expert told minnpost.com that extending sales tax to these services—such as accounting, advertising and legal—was not a good idea. “It is very rare when all economists agree,” said John Spry, a professor of business economics at the University of St. Thomas and an expert on state tax policy. “But I am still trying to find an economist who studies this area who thinks taxing business-to-…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The store is "underperforming and facing increased competition," Roundy's representatives told Channel 12.
Less than five miles from Golden Valley, the only grocery store in Robbinsdale is scheduled for closure, according to a Channel 12 report. Rainbow Foods, located at 3505 West Broadway, will close April 10, 2013 the Channel 12 report stated. Roundy's representatives said the store is "underperforming and facing increased competition" and expects about 47 employees to be impacted. For more on this story: Robbinsdale Mayor seeks input on closing grocery store (Channel 12) Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter What do you think of the Robbinsdale Rainbow Foods closure? Tell us in comments.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Business news in the west metro Twin Cities for February 2013, including a long-time restaurant closure and new luxury hotel.
The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael for February 2013. Click on the headline to read the full story. Best Buy Cuts 400 Corporate Jobs The company said there are more cuts coming over the next year. Plans Move Forward for Transitional Care Facility on WestHealth Campus in Plymouth The Plymouth Planning Commission recommended the PUD amendment for the new 56-bed transitional care facility. Hurricane Grill & Wings Makes Landfall in Minnetonka on March 4 The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
February brought a variety of business happenings in Golden Valley.
Click on the headline to read the story. Piazza's Italian Ristorante Closes in Golden Valley The long time Golden Valley restaurant was part of the community for more than 25 years. Plans for Minnesota School of Basketball's Move to Golden Valley Crumble The business will remain in its Plymouth location. Vikings Stadium Contract Goes to Mortenson Construction The Golden Valley-based business that has built sports facilities for the Twins, Wild and Timberwolves will now help build the $975 million stadium for the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, according to media reports. New Business: Bark & Bathe Self Service Dog Wash, Full Service Pet Salon The new pet-friendly business recently opened in nearby Robbinsdale and celebrated their grand …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The business will remain in its Plymouth location.
Despite receiving conditional use permit approval from the Golden Valley City Council last fall, Minnesota School of Basketball will not be moving to Golden Valley. The business had hoped to move into the warehouse on the 8000 block of 7th Avenue North. “The owner of the building in Golden Valley decided at the last minute that it was going to cost to much to get the building up to the codes that the city was asking him to do,” Brian Ammann, director of Minnesota School of Basketball told Patch in an email. The basketball school currently operates in Plymouth and Apple Valley. The Golden Valley location would have replaced the Plymouth location on Xenium Lane North. Minnesota School of Basketball “offers individual and group instruction …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The new pet-friendly business recently opened in nearby Robbinsdale and celebrated their grand opening. The store will partner with Secondhand Hounds Feb. 17 as a host for the organization’s dog and cat adoption program.
After opening in December, Bark & Bathe Self Service Dog Wash and Full Service Pet Salon of nearby Robbinsdale shared the new business with the community during their grand opening week Feb. 12-17. “We are very excited to open our first store. Bark & Bathe’s customers are free to choose the option that best fits their needs and pocket book. They can do-it-themselves or leave everything to us – and we have a groomer with 29 years of experience for those who want a more complete 'spa-like' experience for their pet," founder and co-owner Karen Moe said. Services cost $10 - $30 per visit. Customized grooming services can be scheduled in advance for an additional cost. Treats, pet-care products, toys, and leashes from a variety of suppliers …