A major remodeling project underway at the Woodbury Kohl's will give the store a new look.
The $1.4 million in improvements include relocating the customer service and gift registry to the front of the store at 7100 Valley Creek Plaza.
Along with LED track lighting throughout the store, the project includes installing new checkout stations, updated restrooms, and fitting rooms with lounges in the Misses and Juniors departments. It also includes new displays to highlight merchandise trends, and redesigning the Home, Juniors, Children's and Jewelry departments, said Kevin Miller, Kohl's district manager.
The remodeling should be complete in early October. It comes as Kohl's gives facelifts to about 50 stores nationwide this year to give customers a "fresh, exciting shopping experience," Miller said.
Kohl's Woodbury store opened in 1994 and was last updated in 2004.
Alyssa MacLeod has resigned as communications manager for the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce to take a fulltime position with the City of Lake Elmo.
MacLeod had been in her position for two years and had been responsible for communication and membership programming. In Lake Elmo, she will serve as the city's taxpayer relations and communications coordinator.
The specialty bedding giant Mattress Firm is building a new store next to the City Walk apartments and condominiums. When it opens in late November or early December, the store will be the company's 16th in Minnesota and the second in Woodbury.
The 5,000-square-foot store at Hudson Road and Woodbury Drive is just a short distance from the city's first Mattress Firm, which opened in April at 9220 Hudson Road.
"We choose store locations very carefully, taking into consideration the traffic, convenience and visibility," said company spokesman Jeff Dorman. "This location fit with our criteria."
Mattress Firm sells mattresses by Sealy, Stearns & Foster, Tempur-Pedic, Simmons, Serta and other manufacturers, along with pillows, bed frames and other accessories.
One of Oakdale's longest-running businesses has announced plans for a major expansion.
The city's planning commission recently gave Tom Griffith Sod approval to go ahead with building a 5,375-square-foot building at its headquarters at 3022 Hadley Av. N. That also is the home of Stout Construction, Inc.
According to a city newsletter, the building will include a loading area, shop and offices, along with paved parking and a privacy fence to surround the property. It also will feature enhanced landscaping that will incorporate mature oak trees on the site. Existing garages will be torn down.
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