Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Once a month Patch recaps business news from the area.
Below is a collection of articles that appeared on area Patch sites: Woodbury, Stillwater, Hudson, Wis., and Oakdale. Patio Time in Woodbury If you know of a patio that’s open, or will be soon, tell us about it in the comments section, and be sure to mention your favorite spot in town. Unique Process to be Used to Add Second Story to Woodbury Schneiderman’s Furniture The Woodbury City Council recently approved the plans. Starbucks Plans, Dickey’s Fire, Library vs. Jail Bookings: Editor’s Notebook Here are a few items that came across my desk lately. Torrid Clothing Store Now Open in Woodbury The store is located in Tamarack Village. Chuck E. Cheese Plans to Come to Woodbury It’s part of the next wave of development at the Commerce Hill …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The fast-food empire plans a second restaurant at the Commerce Hill development off Woodbury Drive.
A second McDonald’s in Woodbury is set to open this summer at the Commerce Hill development near SuperTarget. It's expected to be open sometime in July, said Paul Maenner, partner with MW Development. The second McDonald’s is one of several new businesses at the site, where European Wax, Vivie Nails and Great Clips are also planned, developers told Patch last fall. They are expected to open in later this spring. The new McDonald’s follows the fall 2011 reconstruction of the location across from the Valley Creek Mall. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new McDonald's was held Monday. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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 November.
The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Oakdale Patch, Woodbury Patch and Stillwater Patch. Oakdale Business Owner Competes for National Grant to Achieve Dream Business owner Jonathan Lockhart is hoping to receive a business grant from FedEx to help achieve his dream of creating an Urban Farm. Oakdale Company Honored as One of State's 'Best and Brightest' Fifteen businesses across the state were honored at the Tekne Awards ceremony. Oakdale Small Business Grows After Summer Launch Business is moving forward for Nikki Griffin. Oakdale Begins Indoor Market in Time for Holiday Shopping Oakdale's Indoor Market will begin earlier than usual this year. Small Business Facebook Pages Oakdale Residents …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Work is underway at the site near the Woodbury SuperTarget.
Construction on a new 8,000-square-foot retail building is underway near the Woodbury SuperTarget, and leases have been signed for 80 percent of the space. European Wax, Vivie Nails and Great Clips are set occupy the structure once it’s built, said Paul Maenner, partner with MW Development. They are expected to open in late spring 2013. There have also been discussions with a restaurant for a fourth tenant at the building, he said. “We’ve got some excellent momentum going there,” Maenner said. “We’re really pleased with how the market is responding.” Meanwhile, McDonald’s is planning to build a free-standing restaurant at the Commerce Hill site, he said. Related: New Woodbury McDonald’s on Planning Commission Agenda MW Development…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The fast-food restaurant held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Oct. 5.
The McMakeover is complete and the Woodbury McDonald’s will reopen at 5 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. Dozens of people—including local elected officials, Chamber of Commerce representatives and Ronald McDonald—were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon today (Oct. 5). Jim Duval, who owns the Woodbury fast-food establishment with his family, said the work took 102 days to complete. The building was razed and rebuilt using the company’s new design platform. The new-look McDonald’s now features two drive-thru lanes, which should ease congestion in the area during busy times. There are also televisions inside and a new décor. Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens spoke at today’s event, saying the city has fielded plenty of calls from residents …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
From slow-smoked barbecue to fast food to hip clothing for "hot mamas," the next few months will bring a variety of new shopping and dining opportunities to Woodbury.
Here’s a rundown of some of the new shops, stores and restaurants coming to Woodbury. The McRumors are true: A second McDonald’s location is opening later this summer near the new SuperTarget off Woodbury Drive. The restaurant is in the planning stages and is undergoing review and approval, according to Janelle Schmitz, the city’s Planning and Economic Development manager. Meanwhile, the McDonald’s at 1759 Weir Drive is currently undergoing complete re-construction and plans to hold a grand opening celebration this fall with a new, state-of-the-art restaurant. Dickey's Barbecue Pit, known as the largest “quick-serve” barbecue chain in the country, is expected to celebrate a grand opening in Woodbury within the next few months. The Texas-…
Friday, June 24, 2011
The local McDonald’s will close on Sunday, June 26, as the fast-food giant reconstructs the restaurant.
Call it a McRebuild. The Woodbury McDonald’s will close Sunday, June 26, as the company reconstructs the location over the next several months. There have been issues with traffic flow at the local McDonald’s, Dale Shimek, a construction manager with the fast-food giant, has previously told Patch. He said the company intends to raze the existing building and build a new prototype McDonald’s that features a brick façade with a better interior and architectural details. Once rebuilt, McDonald’s will have two drive-thru lanes. “At McDonald’s our mission is to become our customer’s favorite place and way to eat. We strive to infuse a ‘Forever Young’ spirit in all that we do,” Jim and Pat Duval, owners of the Woodbury McDonald’s, said in a …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The restaurant this spring will add a dual drive-through lane to prevent traffic from backing up onto Weir Drive.
Fast food faster. The Woodbury City Council on Wednesday approved several measures that clear the way for McDonald’s to reconstruct its Weir Drive location. McDonald’s plans to tear down and rebuild the site sometime this spring. Chief among the changes will be a dual drive-through lane, which will help ease congestion at the restaurant and prevent traffic from backing up onto Weir Drive during busy hours. About 70 percent of the business at McDonald’s, 1795 Weir Drive, comes through the drive-through, construction manager Dale Shimek said. The entire site will be reconstructed, said Melissa Douglas, senior planner with Woodbury. There will be less parking available but the lot will be reconfigured to make it more useful. Part of the plan …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Woodbury is close to bringing in consultants whose charge will be finding new ways to redevelop the site.
In a move that was all but approved last week, the Woodbury City Council (acting as the Economic Development Authority) on Wednesday agreed to hire consultants whose aim will be to help the city find new ways to redevelop the former State Farm building. While the building has sat vacant for several years, recent proposals from developers have spurred a renewed interest in getting the site reused. For stories on the latest developments for the State Farm building—which center on Wellington Management’s plans for the site—click here and here. While the contract has yet to be finalized, Woodbury will soon work with the Minneapolis-based law firm of Faegre and Benson on a four-pronged approach to “promoting the reinvestment of this property,” …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Company official says plans call for razing and rebuilding at the site; approval still needed from city.
Officials from McDonald's were at the Woodbury Planning Commission meeting Monday night with plans to raze and rebuild its location off Valley Creek Road. There have been issues with traffic flow at the Woodbury McDonald’s, said Dale Shimek, a construction manager with the fast food giant. He said the company intends to tear down the existing building and build a new McDonald’s at the site. Plans call for two drive-through lanes and the new prototype McDonald’s to go up: a brick building with a better interior and architectural details, he said. Shimek didn’t have any cost estimates or design drawings for the project. Depending on city approval, he said the work would start in spring and last about 100 days. He said the city asked McDonald…