Just two months after celebrating its 20th anniversary in downtown Stillwater, Savories Bistro will serve its last meals on Sunday. The restaurant will shut down following lunch service which ends at 3 p.m.

Owners Jeff and Kristin Klemetsrud recently announced the closing after their landlord terminated their lease and gave them until the end of October to vacate the space at 108 N. Main St.

"We cannot thank our loyal customers, fans and friends enough for the continued support," Kristin Klemetsrud said.

That doesn't mean the restaurant's signature tomato bisque soup, super-stuffed sandwiches on homemade breads and farm-fresh salads are gone for good. Kristin said the couple plans to do catering for the holidays and look at other options.


Learn 'simple systems' to automate your business

Rebecca Metz will be the keynote speaker at the October meeting of the Cottage Grove Area Women's Business Development Group.

Her topic, "Three Simple Systems to Automate Your Business," will deal with easy ways to build and maintain a strong business presence, how to use automated tools to make it easy for people to remember your business and refer clients, and how to use electronic calendars to manage schedules.

Metz, founder and chief training officer at Modern Inconveniences, will speak from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Friday at Norris Square Presbyterian Homes, 8200 Hadley Av. S. For more information, see www.wbdgcg.com.


Law firm moves operations to Oakdale

Meshbesher & Spence has closed its Woodbury office and relocated to Oakdale, where it will continue to handle personal injury cases for clients.

The firm, founded by Ron Meshbesher in 1961, recently moved its east-metro office to Crossroads of Oakdale at 7300 Hudson Road. It had occupied a suite in the Valley Creek Professional Building at 8360 City Center Drive in Woodbury for the past 15 years. The office most recently had two lawyers, John Clifford and Mark Streed, and served about 250 clients, said paralegal Joy Klasinski.

The firm moved its east-metro office to Oakdale because Clifford retired and the firm's lease at Valley Creek expired Oct. 1. "We needed less space and higher exposure," Klasinski said.


New digs for jewelry store and studio

Cheris Murphy is still selling her handcrafted jewelry in downtown Stillwater, but she has moved again.

Murphy has taken her This Love of Mine store from the south end of Main Street to the north end. She held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Sept. 30 for her studio and shop at 102 N. Main St.

This is her third location. Murphy originally opened the store in 2009 and most recently operated in the St. Croix River Exchange building at 317 S. Main St.


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