New Restaurants, Place for Pets and Popeyes Takeover Pending: 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 November 2012.

The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden PrairieFridley, Golden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMaple Grove, Minnetonka, PlymouthRichfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.

Lucky's 13 Pub Now Open in Plymouth

The new restaurant opened in the former Axel Bonfire's location next to the Comfort Inn in Plymouth.

Lucky Pets offers pet retail products, dog and cat boarding, dog day care, grooming, and a self-service dog wash.

Woody's Grille closed on November 5 for a week of remodeling. The new and improved restaurant including some new menu additions launched on November 12.

STEELE Fitness Nears Completion of New Excelsior Location

A new grocery store will also occupy site of the former Mason Motors building.

New Wine Bar Set for 50th and Penn in Minneapolis

Former Pierre's Bistro space has new tenant-to-be.

How Much Would a One-Way Eighth Avenue Increase Mainstreet Traffic?

The main focus of a proposal to remake Eighth Avenue into a beautified one-way street has so far been on enticing light rail riders and Excelsior Boulevard drivers into Hopkins’ downtown.  

Cokesbury, a national retailer of Christian books and other products, is closing its New Brighton location, though the Golden Valley customer service office will remain open.

Chipotle Is On the Way to Westwind Plaza in Minnetonka
After much anticipation, Chipotle Mexican Grill will occupy the former Bruegger's Bagels and Caribou Coffee near Highway 7 and County Road 101.

Black Friday Shopping Scene ‘Ridic' at Fridley Stores

Tweets and Facebook posts from early Black Friday sales told the tale.

Construction Starts on New ALDI Grocery Store in Maple Grove

The store is being built on three acres of land in the northeast quadrant of Maple Grove Parkway and Grove Circle North.

Owner Says Prices Will Be Cheap at New Liquor Store in St. Louis Park

The new 10,000-square-foot Liquor Boy opens Monday, Nov. 26, in SLP's Park Place Shops.

KFC Shutters Doors; Popeyes Takeover Pending
Popeyes is attempting to take over more than two dozen bankrupt franchise locations, including the Richfield location.

PHOTOS: Hundreds (Politely) Mob 'Young House Love' Stars at Edina's West Elm

Two celebrity bloggers, Sherry and John Petersik, dazzled a huge turnout of fans at the Edina home furnishings store on their national book tour.

Making Old Clothes New Again at JuJu Gear in Eden Prairie

The store features skirts and other clothing that has been created using cloth from otherwise discarded items.


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