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People who are moving or spring cleaning are piling stuff up or hiring junk haulers amid a shortage of centers.
Major grocery stores in Twin Cities all offer early hours for vulnerable populations.
A few retailers and restaurants with exterior entrances plan to stay open.
"Whenever the governor speaks, people think we're going to close," said Jennifer Schoenzeit, owner of Zipps Liquors in Minneapolis.
Ridgedale's owner said some tenants with exterior entrances remain open.
Stores and malls are in a tough spot, with few visitors and worried workers.
Workers get $2 more at Cub, other stores for "front-line" effort.
Many independent contractors and freelancers are ineligible for unemployment compensation. Nearly one in five Americans work full-time in such jobs.
Try to lower expenses, renegotiate rent, seek government help.
Total Wine's rivals benefit from state law that requires equal access to products
Downtown Minneapolis emptied out further as Target Corp., the largest employer, told its employees to work from home, if possible.
Big-box stores fill up with nest-building shoppers while restaurants and stores empty out downtown.
The deal for the retail space to close by August.
Originally known as Sierra Trading Post, it sells apparel, outdoor gear and home accessories.
Target is adding staff hours at each stores and suspending food samples.
The move is to satisfy customers' needs for quicker service.
Grocer is shutting down its fulfillment facility in Eagan with 3 others, delays store opening.
The drive-up restaurant will open mid-April, after owner found new team to operate it.
Two Twin Cities locations that closed previously will remain open.
Hand sanitizer, paper goods and medical masks are in short supply in stores around the metro and the nation.
West Elm furniture store is scaled to fit the needs of downtown Minneapolis residents.
Membership is also not required to buy prescriptions or alcohol at Costco or Sam's Clubs.
The retailer, which started here but is now a unit of a Las Vegas firm, declared bankruptcy late last year.
The St. Paul leather goods firm has undergone a lot of change but the winter event remains.
During a subzero cold spell last winter, clothing designer Salvia Lani went to work creating a cold-weather jean without the heft of flannel.
For Huxley Optical co-founder Ryan Polehonka, the mission is cool glasses and fair pricing.
High-end golf retailer PXG opens location at Southdale Center in Edina.
The companies will continue to operate separately, with all three Aero locations staying open.
In another sign that Twin Cities malls are finding creative ways to replace traditional tenants, both Rosedale and Southdale will add Kowalski's Markets in their…
Stores in Burnsville, Maple Grove, Minnetonka and Woodbury will remain open.
Many supermarkets, pharmacies and discount stores are closing earlier.
"We've always had chicken, but not enough people know about it," founder Dave Anderson said.
Former U football star known as tough, savvy and "a friend to everyone."
Pro wrestling promoter will stage a family-friendly show at Rosedale.
Management firm Hines is pulling out just as the mall faces loss of Gabberts.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores will host its most-anticipated sale of the year this weekend, just as shoppers are putting their holiday bills behind them and…
As they planned the All in Motion line, Target designers envisioned a logo representing "collective, inclusive movement." They found it in one developed for its predecessor 52 years ago.
Company is shifting away from ownership of salons.
The "lifestyle center" project will cost about $200 million, mall executives now say.
Beauty line based in Minneapolis to soon be carried in select Crate & Barrel stores.
Retail analysts have said for years that the U.S. is "overretailed," causing a contraction in retailers and malls.
Minnesota brands among those tested by venerable magazine.
Consultant Judy Bell has an eye for what catches the eye.
The mall's marketing outreach has attracted national attention and, more importantly, the coveted under-40 set of shoppers.
The move is in sympathy with workers in Indiana.
While J. Crew limps along with declining sales, Madewell has become the company's shining star. So much a star that privately held J. Crew filed…
Engelbert and Katie Greene opened Key North boutique in Minneapolis in 2006.
Manhattan Toy retires doll, but hopes to duplicate its popularity.
Company plans expansion into apartments, mall development and hotels.
The latest deal leaves UNFI with 26 Shoppers stores and 79 Cub stores it wants to sell.
Construction was a factor in the loss of some retailers, but new tenants are on the way.
A top-to-bottom remodeling took most of a year at one of the megamall's original anchors.
It's only the second large, experiential store for Lululemon.
For every retailer leaving a hole in the Edina mall this year, another has jumped in to fill the space.
Independent toy stores specialize in toys that foster play and socialization.
The store is a prototype that the rapidly expanding apparel maker may take to other malls and locations.
Downsizing a lifetime of accumulated possessions has become a sizable problem for families across the nation.
The brewery is among firms and financial planners at event offering help on debt, investing and saving.
When Dave Anderson started Famous Dave’s in Hayward, Wis., 25 years ago, his plan was to smoke up a couple cases of ribs and then…
Expansion has slowed, but CEO says commitment to this area will continue.
The company never expanded in the U.S. as imagined after the MOA location opened.
United Natural Foods Inc. did not name a buyer, just the timeline of the expected sale.
Alan Noot lived life challenging the phrase “no known heirs.” As a forensic genealogist for nearly 40 years who scoured cemeteries, census film and vital…
Employees said store would join Bemidji location in shutting down as owners shift toward RVs.
Plant-based alternatives are popping up in more Twin Cities restaurants and groceries.
The smaller prototype is the second in the country for Famous Dave's.
One of the University of Minnesota's most profitable inventions continues to be a best-seller despite its top-priced status.
Five other retailers will open soon at the mall, including Legacy Toys and a Duluth Trading Co.
Co-owner Cynthia Gerdes blazes a creative exit that carries some risk.
Warby Parker among three opening this fall.
The restaurant chain will test sports betting in New Jersey in coming weeks.
Furnishing retailer's plan to open hotels appears to be up in the air.
Its Fast & Fresh store in Lakeville is its first small-format store, but it has no updates on big stores.
A booth can bring business to brick-and-mortar stores long after event has run its course.
Many will walk, bike or bus to shop and will not need a cart, company official says.