Thursday, May 23, 2013
Its White Bear Lake location offers more than 50 types of olive oil and vinegar.
A store specializing in olive oil and vinegar is coming to Woodbury Lakes. The Olive Branch Oil and Spice Company plans to open a new shop at Woodbury Lakes, behind American Eagle, according to Laurie Mordorski, marketing director for the shopping center. The goal is to open around July 1, said owner Bruce Bushey, who does competitive grilling and owns the store with his wife, a former home economics teacher. The Olive Branch has an existing store in White Bear Lake, and the Woodbury location will be basically the same, Bushey said. It offers more than 50 types of olive oil and vinegar, all bottled daily. The store also carries more than 130 herbs, spices, rubs and blends, according to its website. The Olive Branch sells gift packs, as …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Japanese restaurant features a sushi bar and a dozen hibachi tables.
Osaka Sushi and Hibachi is now open at Woodbury Lakes. Located near the Tamarack Road entrance to Woodbury Lakes, the restaurant opened Tuesday, May 7. It’s at 9000 Hudson Road, suite 622. Behind the main restaurant area of Osaka, formerly Kenichi Japanese and Sushi, are 12 hibachi tables in a large open room. People don’t need reservations to see the show from the teppanyaki chefs, but they are recommended, Lin said. There is also a sushi bar, and Osaka has a full liquor selection. The menu is listed on its website. The patio space will likely be utilized within a few weeks, Lin said. The Woodbury location is the eighth in Minnesota for Osaka. About 15 employees were hired, and more may be added in the coming months, depending on need, …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ask any parent and they'll let you know that school's closed (again). But what else has the "day off" in Woodbury today?
Here are a few spots that are open (or closed) on Presidents Day in Woodbury. If you know of a place that’s open or closed, let us know in the comments section. Cub Foods Cub Foods will be open as usual this morning but don't count on using the bank or post office services inside. Both of those are, of course, closed. Dunn Bros Dunn Bros is open on today at 6 a.m., in case you need a pick-me-up on your way to work. Because, you know, you don't have a job that recognizes "government holidays." Holiday Stationstore The gas station along Radio Drive will be open all day for you commuters. Walgreens The Queens Drive Walgreens in Woodbury will be open, in case you hurt yourself on the sledding hill during your day off. Woodbury Lakes All …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The company features individual studios run by stylists.
Woodbury Lakes on Thursday announced that Sola Salon Studios is set to open at the outdoor mall early this summer. Sola Salon uses a “salon suite business model,” giving stylists the freedom to operate their own business, according to a release. At Woodbury Lakes, it will be located in a building facing Interstate 94 and feature 36 single studios ranging from 100 to 200 square feet, the release says. “Studios will be occupied by stylists, estheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists and other beauty professionals each operating independently licensed businesses,” reads the release. “Salon suite owners will have the ability to customize their space with distinct personal touches—including paint color, furniture, pictures, music and …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The grand opening is set for Feb. 5.
A new jewelry store boasting products designed and manufactured in Minnesota is now open at Woodbury Lakes. Knox Jewelers was getting things ready for a soft opening the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 29. The grand opening set for Feb. 5, said Ryan Knox, owner. It’s the second store for Knox Jewelers, following its Minneapolis location, where the products are created. “We make and design everything we sell,” Knox said. “Our product is what really stands us apart. … You’re not going to find our products at any other jewelry store.” Most jewelry stores buy items from overseas, Knox said. “They’re worried about one thing—that’s keeping costs down,” he said. “My company’s not like that.” Knox Jewelers focuses on wedding and engagement rings, Knox …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The jewelry store is moving from Woodbury Lakes to the former Creative Kidstuff space.
Kay Jewelers is moving from Woodbury Lakes to the space vacated by the closure of Creative Kidstuff. Laurie Mordorski, marketing director at Woodbury Lakes, confirmed it was moving. Construction is underway at the location, between Ficocello's and Pearl Vision, at 7150 Valley Creek Plaza, near Marshall's. The jewelry store plans to open March 5, according to Frank Cirillo, a public relations official with Sterling Jewelers, whose brands include Kay, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Osterman Jewelers and others. Kay Jewelers has 13 other locations in Minnesota, and sells jewelry for men and women. Check out its website for more information. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Woodbury City Council unanimously approved all four during Wednesday night’s meeting.
Cheers Pablo, a new Woodbury art studio that will teach classes to groups—and serve food and wine—is set to open before Valentine’s Day, the owner told Patch. It will open at 8362 Tamarack Village, next door to LensCrafters. Cheers Pablo CEO John Bedard, who lives in Woodbury, was on hand with his wife Chriscell for the City Council’s approval of a liquor license for the establishment. (The council approved three other licenses, as well.) “There is a real need for it in the community and we hope to inspire a lot of people,” Bedard said in December. Related: Cheers! Unique Art Studio to Open in Woodbury It’s meant to be a “social gathering-type spot,” he said. “The main objective is that everybody has a great time,” Bedard said. …
Sunday, December 30, 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: Maybe it was the three-for-one nature of this story that drew so much attention. But it also got a fairly good discussion going in the comments section. Click on the date below to see the original post and how people reacted to the news. (Also, Crazy 8 is already open.) Here’s the story, which ran Oct. 4, 2012. Woodbury Lakes on Thursday announced that three new stores will be opening there in the coming months. “We’re really excited about it,” said Laurie Mordorski, marketing director at Woodbury Lakes. Osaka Seafood and Steakhouse Osaka Seafood and Steakhouse is set to open its sixth Twin Cities location at Woodbury Lakes in January 2013. The restaurant, according to its website, offers: Osaka will move into the space …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Crazy 8 opened Wednesday; new restaurant, jewelry store still on the horizon.
Woodbury Lakes on Wednesday announced that Crazy 8 has opened for business. Crazy 8, the newest addition to the Gymboree Corporation’s family of brands, offers clothing for girls and boys, sizes 0 to 14. The first Crazy 8 store opened in August 2007, according to a release from Woodbury Lakes, and the Gymboree Corporation currently operates more than 220 Crazy 8 stores in the U.S. Meanwhile, Osaka Seafood and Steakhouse is set to open its sixth Twin Cities location at Woodbury Lakes this winter. Osaka will open at the Kenichi Japanese and Sushi space. Osaka will also feature some patio space and will be expanding, as well. Lastly, Knox Jewelers will open its second Twin Cities store at Woodbury Lakes in late 2012 or early 2013. The jewelry…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Know of something interesting or noteworthy happening the Friday after Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments section.
As shoppers hit stores across the country for Black Friday, here’s a retail rundown for Woodbury and the surrounding area. If you know of a store opening early or a spot that’s hosting a cool event, let us know in the comments section below the story. Extended hours for Black Friday are set for 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Woodbury Lakes. Individual store hours vary—check out the mall’s website for a full listing. Also, the first 1,000 guests to visit the courtyard between Kay Jewelers and American Eagle will receive a free donut, coffee and “Shopper Survival Bag.” Some bags will contain a store gift card. Meanwhile, people will be able to spin the KS95 prize wheel with Staci Matthews from the radio station’s afternoon show, and visit with Santa…