Community Development Director Dwight Picha on Wednesday ran down the latest development and business updates for the Woodbury City Council.
Here are the updates from previous Patch posts and Picha, who is also the 2012 Woodbury Citizen of the Year.
Eagle Brook Church
Eagle Brook Church has applied for a building permit for a new church near the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway and Brookview Road. The church hopes to start work this spring.
The Woodbury location is the fifth Eagle Brook Church campus. It opened in September 2011, using space at East Ridge High School.
“We did as much groundwork as we could do this fall,” Scott Anderson, executive pastor for Eagle Brook Church, told Patch in November 2012. “It gives us the opportunity to get started on construction as soon as possible in the spring.”
McDonald’s has applied for a permit to build at the Commerce Hill site near the new Target off Woodbury Drive. The company hopes to begin construction by the end of March.
Meanwhile, a building at the site is making headway. European Wax, Vivie Nails and Great Clips are set occupy the structure once it’s built, Paul Maenner, partner with MW Development, told Patch in November 2012.
Schneiderman’s Furniture plans to add a second story to its building.
The new from Picha also prompted a brief council discussion on a former bowling alley at the site and how much the area has developed over the years.
The Woodbury Bulletin has a story on Schneiderman’s.
“Our Woodbury store has been an outstanding store right from the start,” CEO Larry Schneiderman told the newspaper. “And at this point there is several lines of merchandise that we’re not in a position to show in a 35,000-square-foot store.”
The FedEx/Kinko’s space in Woodbury's City Center will downsize to accommodate room for Punch Pizza, Picha said.
It’s expected to open in June, company officials told Patch when the news was announced.
Punch offers Neapolitan pizzas that cook in an 800-degree wood-fire oven and come out in 90 seconds. It has locations in Highland Park and on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, along with five others in the Twin Cities.
Work continues on the former Woody’s Roadhouse space, which will become a Cowboy Jack’s.
Patch recently asked company officials about an opening date, but none had been set as of January. For more information, visit the After Midnight Group's website.
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s Subs plans to open in April. It will be located between Cold Stone Creamery and Noodles & Company at 7455 Currell Boulevard.
“We’re excited,” owner Brian Risch, who lives in Woodbury, told Patch last month. “It’s like no other sandwich place.”
Picha noted two businesses that had yet to submit development applications but nonetheless sent out press releases about their plans.
One was for a new grocery store at the planned urban village at the southwest intersection of Radio Drive and Bailey Road.
It will span 68,000 square feet on a 30-acre site, and the grocery store will also have a liquor store attached to it, leaving about 13,000 square feet of retail space for other businesses, Folkens said.
With the Bielenberg Sports Center expansion, the opening up of Phase 2 for development and the coming expansion of Radio Drive, there is a "nice synergy for that area," said Eric Searles, associate planner with Woodbury.
Cabela’s plans to build a new store at the southwest intersection of Radio Drive and Interstate 94.
“Minnesota offers a tremendous array of outdoor pursuits and that has been highlighted by the commitment and loyalty of Cabela’s customers across the state,” CEO Tommy Millner said in a release. “Cabela’s has had remarkable success in the East Grand Forks, Owatonna and Rogers locations and we expect similar results in Woodbury.”
The company plans to have the Woodbury store open in the fall of 2014.