The City Council voted recently to approve a liquor license for Lakes Tavern and Grill, which will open in the former Boston's building at the Woodbury Lakes shopping center northeast of Radio Drive and Hudson Road.

Owner Michael Miller said he expects to open the restaurant by Nov. 1.


Cousins Subs eyes expansion

Cousins Subs, a sandwich chain based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., is looking to expand into several Washington County cities next year.

Mark Cairns, director of franchise sales, identified Cottage Grove, Hastings and Woodbury as communities that could have two or three new Cousins Sub shops open as early as next spring.

The company has approached one of its existing franchise owners in the Twin Cities about expanding, he said, but would be open to accepting new franchise owners as well.

Plan targets key development sites

The City Council adopted a two-to-three-year Economic Development Strategic Plan written by the Economic Development Commission and the Economic Development Authority.

The goal of the plan is "positioning Woodbury as the East Metro's Premier Location for Business and Community Vitality."

The eight-page plan identifies the Medical Campus District, the Northeast Business Park and the vacant State Farm campus as locations key to development and redevelopment.


Pulmonary rehab unit certified

Lakeview Hospital's pulmonary rehabilitation department recently received national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

The certification assesses clinical standards and quality of patient care in the pulmonary rehab department.