Theater Buyout, New Restaurants, Bar Eviction: Washington County Business Roundup

Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the east metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s an update for the month of October.

The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Oakdale Patch, Woodbury Patch and Stillwater Patch.  


New Caribou Coffee Celebrates Grand Opening

Oakdale's second Caribou Coffee is now open for business.

Business Profile: 12-Year-Old Business Moves to Oakdale

Quality office space draws former Stillwater business to Oakdale.

Carmike Cinema Group Acquires Rave Cinemas

The acquisition was announced Monday. The transition will take place before the end of the year.

Liquor Store Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary with Festivities

Gator's Liquor in Oakdale will be celebrating its five-year anniversary on Oct. 20.

Excedrin Migraine Coming Back to Stores

Product has been off the shelves since January recall.


New Bar/Restaurant Set to Open in Former Woody’s Roadhouse

Cowboy Jack’s is going in at the location, which has seen a steady rotation of restaurants over the years.

Woodbury Proex Gets Reprieve

The photography studio will remain open.

Brief: Kohl’s to Debut Remodeled Woodbury Store

A Woodbury Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting event is set for Thursday morning.

New Men’s Barbershop Opens in Woodbury

Roosters Men’s Grooming Center is open in Woodbury’s City Center.

New Restaurant: Sole Mio Opens in Woodbury

The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Italian restaurant at the Valley Creek Mall.

The New Addition at Angelina’s Kitchen in Woodbury

A wine bar is also planned at the Woodbury restaurant.

New Best Buy Mobile to Open in Woodbury This Week

The store is going in at Tamarack Village.

Aldi Opens in Woodbury

About two dozen people were lined up outside the doors Friday morning.

The shopping center announced the upcoming openings on Thursday.

Photography Studio Plans Grand Opening in Woodbury

Melissa Miroslavich has moved her studio from St. Paul to Woodbury.


Nelson's Ice Cream Closes for the Season

If you dream of gigantic scoops of ice cream in Stillwater ... think spring.

ESPNU Road Trip to Make a Stop at Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque in Downtown Stillwater

The ESPNU film crew is planning to shoot nightlife footage of the Road Trip show Thursday, Nov. 1 at Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque.

UPDATED: Owner Eyes Nov. 9 Opening for Stillwater McDonald's

The Oak Park Heights McDonald’s location closed this week for demolition, but the fast food restaurant’s new location off of Stillwater Boulevard is not yet complete.

DOCUMENT: Pub Monique to be Evicted from Space on Main Street

According to court documents, Washington County District Court Judge Ellen Maas ordered Monique Hammer, doing business as Pub Monique, to be evicted this week from the space on Main Street in downtown Stillwater.


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Vicki Strong November 01, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Saw on the news last night that the Woodbury ProEx closed as of today?
Kris Janisch November 01, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Actually, they were supposed to close, but all the Minnesota stores were under new ownership and were supposed to stay open. Unless something changed between yesterday and a few weeks ago: http://patch.com/A-yKzp
Margaret Wachholz November 01, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Spenser, Proex photographer in Woodbury has taken our family photo for over 10 years. He is so great...the children love him and he manages to make us all look better than we really are. I hope your job is safe Spenser! Spenser is worth his weight in gold.


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