Friday, November 23, 2012
The first day of this weekend is dedicated to the businesses that call St. Louis Park home.
Black Friday might be all about big-box stores, but Saturday is all about Small Businesses. American Express and Patch are trying to get the word out to support local businesses on Saturday. So if you plan to shop Saturday, check out lists of St. Louis Park businesses here and here. If a local business is missing from the list, share it in the comments so your fellow SLP residents know where to shop.
Hurricane Sandy has caused severe damage to many businesses on the East Coast. If you're a small business owner, here's some helpful advice for how to recover.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Many businesses on the East Coast still are dealing with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. In Minnesota, we occasionally have our own natural disasters. Here's what you need to know if your business is damaged or destroyed. 1) File insurance claims as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers important advice and tips for filing your claim. The National Flood Insurance Program also provides information on filing a flood insurance claim. 2) The SBA offers several low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses in declared disaster areas, including business physical disaster loans and economic injury disaster loans. You can apply for loans up to $2 million for both …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The new 10,000-square-foot Liquor Boy opens Monday, Nov. 26, in SLP's Park Place Shops.
A 10,000-foot warehouse-style liquor store will open on Monday, Nov. 26 in the Park Place Shops of St. Louis Park. John Wolf, who also owns Chicago Lake Liquors in Minneapolis, said Liquor Boy will be just like its sister store— but on a larger scale. The store is located at 5620 Park Place Boulevard, next to OfficeMax, near Costco and the Shops at West End. Liquor Boy will be open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. “Liquor Boy is completely different—something people have never before seen in the Twin Cities," Wolf said. "It’s three times the size of an average liquor store and will never have sales. Rather, Liquor Boy prices will be up to 40 percent cheaper every day.” What makes Liquor Boy different? Wolf said it will be the …
Monday, November 12, 2012
SourceMob, a St. Louis Park-based employee recruitment company, turns to Facebook and Twitter to find candidates.
SourceMob is a local business that helps companies expand their talent acquisitions by tapping into social and mobile media. According to the St. Louis Park company's website, businesses like Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. and KDV have turned to SourceMob to use more proactive techniques when it comes to recruiting. Founder Jeffery Giesener was interviewed by TheLineMedia.com and said that the opportunity to use social media as a tool to find talent is untapped. "We saw an opportunity to bring a new lens to the talent acquisition space," Giesener said in an article published Nov. 12. "There's an e-commerce angle that hasn't existed before." The Line reported that SourceMob reaches passive candidates, a group of people that are …
Sears and Walmart plan to open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, while Target plans a 9 p.m. opening.
Retail workers and shoppers are once again pushing stores to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day instead of starting Black Friday on Thursday, as many plan to do. This year, Target will launch its Black Friday sale at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, while Sears and Walmart have announced plans to open at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Best Buy is continuing the midnight openings it started last year. Critics say Thanksgiving Day openings prevent employees from spending the holiday with their families. Opposition is growing on online petition website Change.org. “C Renee,” a woman who says she’s been a Target employee for six years, started a petition asking the retailer to “give Thanksgiving back to families and not open on Thanksgiving evening.” “I have …
Friday, November 9, 2012
In honor of the holiday, these local businesses say thank you to military veterans with these deals.
If you're a veteran, Sunday will be a good day to eat out. Businesses across the country—some in St. Louis Park—are offering free meals or discounts to you. Here are a few reminders from the Military Wallet before we get into the list: These are the local deals you can take advantage of: Other discounts and deals are listed here. Have a great Veterans Day weekend. If you're venturing out, see our list of what's open and closed on Veterans Day.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The bank is tripling its office space at I-394 and Hwy. 169, according to news reports.
St. Louis Park will be the workplace for 1,000 more Wells Fargo workers under a new agreement that has the bank leasing three times the space it currently has at Metropoint at I-394 and Hwy. 169, according to media reports. "Over the next three years we are consolidating from three suburban locations," the Star Tribune quoted a bank statement as saying. "Wells Fargo will now occupy office space in all four buildings of the 918,000-square-foot office complex, which is about 90 percent full," the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reported.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
They met with St. Louis Park staff and MnDOT officials to talk about concerns regarding the upcoming bridge at Highway 7 and Louisiana Avenue.
A group of business owners expressed serious concerns about the upcoming Highway 7 and Louisiana Avenue Interchange Project set to begin this spring. The intersection is currently plagued with congestion and safety problems, which the project is expected to address. Pedestrian and bicycle paths could also be improved to accommodate the increase in traffic from the future LRT station along Louisiana Avenue. Business owners met with city officials and Minnesota Department of Transportation engineers to learn more about the project, proposed detours and the resources available to help businesses through the construction. "We are literally fighting for our livelihood here," Odds & Ends Furniture Owner Nancy Newcomb said at the meeting Tuesday …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The apartment plans have not yet been reviewed by the Golden Valley Planning Commission, according to Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. The building will overlook the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park.
The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal reported Tuesday that renderings for a new Golden Valley apartment complex are available. The proposed complex is called Colonnade Apartments and would be constructed on Xenia Avenue near Interstate 394, according to the article. Plans were just recently submitted by Trammel Crow Company. The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal says that the apartment complex would be 173 units and include a pool and underground parking. Golden Valley Patch will report details when the Golden Valley Planning Commission reviews the applicant's proposal, which could be sometime in November.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the west metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s your update for October 2012.
The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story. Plans for New Golden Valley Gas Station, Retail Store Move Forward A BP Gas station upgrade and four new retail stores could come to Boone Avenue in Golden Valley if the City Council approves the final plans. Five Guys Burgers, Bruegger’s coming to Hopkins A Sprint store and a Fantastic Sams will also be moving into a retail center on the old BP site. Residents Respond To Walmart At Plymouth Meeting More than 50 people attended…