Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The bookseller is going to close at least 20 stores a year for the next decade, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Despite news that Barnes & Noble plans to shutter 20 stores a year over the next decade, the Woodbury bookstore appears safe. “We’re not planning on closing anytime soon,” said a store manager who declined to be identified. The Woodbury Barnes & Noble is located at 7020 Valley Creek Plaza. The bookseller, the nation’s largest, has closed an average of 15 stores a year since 2003, but also opened more than 30 a year in that span, according to a Huffington Post story that cites the Wall Street Journal. Still, if Barnes & Noble closes stores at the expected rate, it would reduce its numbers by a third, the post says. The Woodbury Borders bookstore closed in 2011. There is now an Aldi grocery store at the site. Like Patch on Facebook | …
Monday, December 31, 2012
As we count down to the New Year, here’s a rundown of the most-viewed stories on Patch in 2012.
Editor’s note: Perhaps I should make this location my top beat. The post about Cowboy Jack’s going in at the spot was our eighth most-read story of 2012. Despite the apparent fanfare with Woody’s, it lasted only five months. Here’s the story, which was published March 26, 2012. One of Woodbury’s more popular bars will soon have a new name and a totally different concept. Throwbacks Grille and Bar is becoming Woody’s Roadhouse. Throwbacks is set to close March 31 for a major renovation and reopen the last week of April as Woody’s, according to General Manager David Harvey. Woody’s will offer steak, burgers, ribs, skewers and rotisserie meats, and transition from a bar decor to a restaurant atmosphere, Harvey said. A chef is being brought in…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The store is offering discounts on most items; workers couldn't say when it would shut down.
The Woodbury Proex Portrait seemed busy Wednesday afternoon, and it might have been due to the big signs on the windows. The parent company is closing its remaining four Minnesota locations, according to a Star Tribune story. In Woodbury, signs on the windows and in the store advertised 20-40 percent off most items. Workers at the Woodbury store—located at 1575 Queens Drive—couldn't say when it would close. The stores are closing as part of a court-approved bankruptcy liquidation after Ritz Camera & Image failed to find a buyer for the chain, the Star Tribune reports. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Staff of seven laid off; video store will be in liquidation through March.
Four days before Christmas, the seven staff members of Woodbury’s Blockbuster store found out they would soon be out of jobs and that they had five days to prepare the store for liquidation. Christmas Day was the last day to rent videos and games at the store, which will be open until March 13, with discounts on all products increasing each week as the closure date approaches. DVDs are currently being sold for $9.99, games and new retail items are 10 percent off and Blu-ray discs are 15 percent off. “The store did good, but the rent was just too high,” said an employee who wished to remain anonymous to protect their job through March. The store’s two managers received small severance packages, but regular employees did not.
Monday, February 28, 2011
The general manager of the Woodbury Sheraton says he expects the restaurant to reopen at some point.
The closure of Aperitif Restaurant and Bar had nothing to do with a fraud investigation of the ownership group and the restaurant will likely reopen at some point, according to the general manager of the Sheraton Hotel. Hotel General Manager Patrick Short said he was tasked with assisting in the restaurant’s closure. JLT Group, Inc., which is the subject of a federal fraud investigation, owns the hotel and nearby restaurant, in addition to other parcels in Woodbury. “At this point it was decided that we’d close,” Short told Woodbury Patch on Monday morning. “We are officially closed now but I believe the goal is to reopen. I don’t believe that it is a close and sell it off kind of thing.” He could not speak to the specifics of the FBI and …