Looking at the landscape of Woodbury business in 2011, it’s clear that new restaurants dominated the scene.
Those of you looking for a new place to grab a bite saw plenty of options pop up, and the , drew plenty of attention as well.
But the biggest vacant building in Woodbury remains vacant, despite some steam about a new development deal and the city’s efforts to get it occupied.
In January, Wellington Management , which the insurance giant shuttered in 2004. Plans called for it to be converted for multi-tenant use, and the construction of a new Costco and 200-unit senior-housing development on the campus.
In addition, a second $50 million phase of the overall development plan envisioned a new 120-room hotel and three additional office buildings.
Woodbury also to come up with a way for the 420,000-square-foot State Farm building to be redeveloped.
The , however, leaving the building in much the same state it was at the year’s outset.
Woodbury saw a spate of new restaurants open in 2011. Click on the name of the restaurant for the story.
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With a , the was busy in 2011.
The chamber got off to a strong start last January with its , and continued with its .
More chamber news:
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While restaurant openings may have dominated the scene for some, the closure of Aperitif and also marked big news in Woodbury.
Other Woodbury business news from 2011:
Plans for a at the corner of Radio Drive and Bailey Road call for a new grocery store and fast-food restaurant, among other things.
The in Woodbury gave folks on the east side of town a new shopping option.
A Department of Employment and Economic Development official .
The mayor delved into the city’s business climate during her .
Patch who gave his thoughts on starting new companies during the so-called Great Recession.
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Owners of massage shops in Woodbury now have to .
Patch brought you the story of a Woodbury man who , the .
celebrated its .
A could be coming to Woodbury.
Creative Kidstuff .
A contract dispute between a hit Woodbury streets.
A Woodbury woman at Rainbow Foods.
Borders , among others across the country.
Two opened in Woodbury.
A is coming to Woodbury.
brought its line of items to the city.
Former Minnesota governor and then-presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty .
A near .
The county helped find new jobs.
Aveka, a local research and development company, .
A grad site for cars, trucks, boats, ATVs, RVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles.
Woodbury Patch .