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Jobs, Development and Restaurants: West Metro Business Roundup

Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the west metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s your update for June.

The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in EdinaGolden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMaple Grove, Minnetonka, PlymouthRichfieldShakopee, and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.

The newest addition to the Pizza Luce franchise will hopefully open by the end of July 2012 in the former Bridgeman's space on 66th Street in Richfield. In addition, the business was awarded its on-sale intoxicating and Sunday liquor license in mid-June.

While visiting Golden Valley based Honeywell in June, the president urged Congress to pass legislation that would create a Veteran Job Corps.

Two Minnetonka start-up craft brewers have formed a cooperative agreement to share equipment.

Patch contributor and local business owner Melissa Harrison is taking aim at a national title.

We want to know what you think should move into this St. Louis Park shopping center.

Despite worries that the store could leave, Driskill’s just signed a five-year lease for its existing space. 

Patch has a preview of how the proposed hotel would fit into downtown Excelsior's tapestry and a look at what's next in the permitting process.  

The votes are in and one place has been voted as the best to enjoy a meal outside in Plymouth. 

Developer Klodt Inc. shared preliminary plans with the Hopkins City Council on Tuesday. 

The request by Chick-fil-A for approval of a PUD development stage plan received Maple Grove Planning Commission support. 

“The Mystic Lake Derby will offer the largest purse ever paid at Canterbury Park and will increase next year,” Canterbury CEO Randy Sampson said. 

The Edina shopping mall is among the '10 Buildings That Changed America.'

Kris Janisch June 27, 2012 at 10:50 PM
If you're going to hit Pizza Luce, I suggest the Luca. Sausage, garlic, onions. Their best-za.
Kris Janisch June 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Luce
James Warden June 27, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Wrong, my friend. The Pizza Athena is where it's at. Actually, the restaurant's hidden secret is breakfast. Awesome menu and one of the best breakfast burritos I've had.
Caitlin Burgess June 28, 2012 at 05:39 AM
I can't wait for the weekend brunch!

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