Thursday, May 2, 2013
April's business news includes a continuing foreclosure fight, new bars and restaurants, flat home sales, a new HCMC clinic, business awards and a new bakery.
Editor’s Note: The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on the following Patch sites in April 2013: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Edina Municipal Liquor Stores Among Most Profitable in Minnesota The City of Edina's three municipal liquor stores brought in $1.445 million in net income during fiscal year 2011. How About a Brewpub in Hopkins? They currently aren’t allowed in the community, but inquiries have prompted the City Council to discuss whether to change that. Sammy's, Version 2.0, Ready for Dog Days of Summer Sammy's Speed Dog—a gourmet hot dog diner—…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fill out our form and we will run a profile on Patch so residents can learn more about you and the business where you work.
If you are an employee of a local small business, Patch wants to learn more about you. We want to know more about the people who work in our town. What's the best advice you've ever received? What are your Pet Peeves? What's your dream vacation? Fill out this "Employee Spotlight" form, upload a photo and we will post a profile about you on Patch. Have fun with it. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the right. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include your name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't wait for us to come to you. We'll give a shout out to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture.
If you own or manage a local small business, Patch wants to hear from you. Fill out this "Business Spotlight" form and we will feature your company on Patch. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include the business name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch.com.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Edgar Solorio-Vasquez, of St. Louis Park, has been charged with felony third-degree burglary.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
This week's selections include a racetrack's end, a resident still in danger of losing her home to foreclosure and all-day, everyday kindergarten.
Editor’s Note: Every week we bring you a sampling of stories from Patch sites in the west metro: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Memorial Service Scheduled for Eden Prairie Teacher Jodi L. Heyman died March 23 at the age of 45 after a battle with cancer. Multi-Level House Fire on Oxford Road in Shakopee Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a house fire in the Dean Lakes area. Pedestrians Play Frogger at Moore Lake Beach Bus patrons are clashing with speeding cars. Pedestrians deserve more respect. Yorktown Park Community Garden Gets Council Approval Registration for garden …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wok in the Park was recently reviewed by the Twin Cities publication, who praised it as a very kid-friendly location.
St. Louis Park's very own Wok in the Park got some attention by way of The Heavy Table this week, who reviewed the Asian bistro as a very kid-friendly restaurant. The main thrust of the piece is how kid-friendly Wok in the Park is, with reviewer Tricia Cornell noting the SLP restaurant is a fantastic place to get picky, young eaters to try some new foods: So, take the kids? Heck, yeah, take the kids. Take somebody else’s kids. Take all the kids you can get your hands on. Wok in the Park is a great place to move beyond rice. The review wasn't all gushing—some criticism was aimed at the various stir-fry sauces—but Wok in the Park earned quite a bit of praise from the foodie publication. If nothing else, the reviewer said it's a great place …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Find out what the governor said he will change next week that will benefit area businesses.
On Friday morning, Gov. Mark Dayton told TwinWest Chamber of Commerce members that he will take a business-to-business sales tax plan out of his revised budget next week, according to media reports. MPR reported the governor "has heard a lot of concerns about his proposal to add sales tax to the services business sell each other." Last month, a tax policy expert told minnpost.com that extending sales tax to these services—such as accounting, advertising and legal—was not a good idea. “It is very rare when all economists agree,” said John Spry, a professor of business economics at the University of St. Thomas and an expert on state tax policy. “But I am still trying to find an economist who studies this area who thinks taxing business-to-…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Business news in the west metro Twin Cities for February 2013, including a long-time restaurant closure and new luxury hotel.
The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael for February 2013. Click on the headline to read the full story. Best Buy Cuts 400 Corporate Jobs The company said there are more cuts coming over the next year. Plans Move Forward for Transitional Care Facility on WestHealth Campus in Plymouth The Plymouth Planning Commission recommended the PUD amendment for the new 56-bed transitional care facility. Hurricane Grill & Wings Makes Landfall in Minnetonka on March 4 The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the …
Friday, February 15, 2013
A collection of recent local business news.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The two groups, represented by SEIU Local 26, will decide whether to give their bargaining committees the power to call a strike, if necessary, in the lagging contract talks.
Hundreds of Twin Cities-area union janitors and security officers are slated Saturday morning to vote on whether to give their bargaining committees the right to call strikes in the stalled labor negotiations. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 said it has been bargaining for months for new contracts for its more than 6,000 members who are janitors and security officers, and that the groups have been working since Dec. 31 without new contracts. The union said both of the labor bargaining committees have recommended a "yes" vote for a strike authorizstion. The union workers, who will take their strike authorization vote at 11 a.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center, are "facing the threat of reduced hours and …