Thursday, November 29, 2012
A roundup of local business news.
Here are some of the top business stories in St. Louis Park: Pre-leasing Begins at 36 Park A new apartment building located at 3601 Park Center Blvd. at the intersection of Highway 100 and West 36th Street in St. Louis Park will be known as 36 Park. The building is expected to open in March 2012, but applications for leases are already being taken at at 3529 Raleigh Avenue in St. Louis Park. The complex is self-described as “more than a place to live, it's a lifestyle. Thoughtfully designed with you in mind, 36 Park has all of the modern amenities that you could want from rooftop terrace with grilling area, Club 36 with culinary kitchen and billiards, top quality cardio and strength equipment in TRUE Fitness.” Target Teams Up With Neiman …
Monday, November 12, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
New Missoni items sold out quickly Tuesday across the country.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
While large retailers aren't always synonymous with sustainability, some are going green this year.
Earth Day is right around the corner, and this time of year is always chock-full of environmentally friendly events, such as park clean-ups and tree plantings. However, there are a few local events worth noting that are happening at unlikely locales—large companies. First off, there is Target. Last weekend, the retailer gave away 1 million reusable tote bags to customers across the country in recognition of Earth Day. While the bags went quickly—I was fortunate to be in Target at the right time to unknowingly get one myself—the company is still offering a discount of between 5 and 10 cents for using any reusable bag after shopping. That policy has been in place for two years and, according to a CNNMoney report, has cut the use of plastic …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
There's still time — 19 days — to pick up a designer dress from Target. Here are my picks.
Spring officially sprung Sunday, but you sure wouldn't know it from the vantage point of drab winter clearance racks crowding area department stores. That day, I set out on a hunt for a couple of sundresses fit for an upcoming trip to Mexico. I thought this would be an easy task, and being that it is late March, I was even optimistic that there may be some sales since spring break season is wrapping up. Much to my surprise, I only spotted a couple of decent sundress contenders hidden amid mountains of discounted coats, cardigans and scarves. It seems as though many big box retailers have little of their spring collections up and running — odd for late-March, I think. Thankfully, Target came to the rescue Sunday — I went for the travel-…