After being vacant for about a year, look for activity on the site of the former Oakdale Mall.
Burschville Construction of Hanover will begin building roads, installing water and sewer lines, and constructing a storm water pond in early July, said Dave Schaps, assistant city administrator.
The City Council awarded the $1.523 million contract to the company in June. Burschville has done work for Oakdale in the past.
Oakdale Mayor Carmen Sarrack and other dignitaries kicked off the project June 26 with a dedication ceremony on the property at 10th Street and Hadley Avenue. They unveiled a plaque to celebrate the "Birth Day" of Tartan Crossing, which reads "dedicated to the renewal and transformation of the former Oakdale Mall site."
The mall was torn down last year.
Wellington Management said it wants to build a 154,000-square-foot building on the site, offering a mixture of retail and office space, along with multi-family and senior housing. It has not said when construction on that part of the project might begin.
Changes in senior leadership at HealthEast Care System go into effect Sunday.
President and CEO Kathryn Correia announced the changes last month and said they will support the St. Paul-based organization's future goals.
Scott North will take over as senior vice president of Acute Care and will be responsible for operations at St. John's Hospital in Maplewood, St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul and Woodwinds Health Care Center in Woodbury.
Tom Schmitt, who was CEO of Woodwinds, is now the senior vice president of the Accountable Care Organization, clinics and outpatient services.
Julie Schmidt is the new senior vice president and chief administrative officer and Cathy Barr is the senior vice president of Community Services and president of Bethesda Hospital.Remodeling complete, Asian buffet is open
The former Atlantic Buffet has reopened as the Teppenyaki Buffet. The restaurant at 8340 City Centre Drive has new decor but will still feature a buffet featuring Chinese and Mongolian fare. Lunch will cost $7.95 and dinner will cost $12.95. For hours and information call 651-730-8668.
The Oakdale Business and Professional Association (OBPA) has named Carol Mathey's Center for Children and Families as its 2012 Business of the Year. OBPA President Daniel Rude presented the award during Oakdale's annual community picnic last month at the Oakdale Fire Station. Mathey provides child care and early childhood educational programs at 6060 N. 43rd St.
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