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The pandemic not only increased grocery profits as restrictions forced people to eat at home, it also intensified an already competitive market in the Twin Cities area.
Higher interest rates come with hurdles customers must clear each month.
Businesses in the state's three largest counties had just a few hours to close up before a 7 p.m. curfew.
Owner BBQ Holdings also announced Famous Dave's would close Woodbury location, enter in dual concept with Cowboy Jack's there.
Remembering names of elementary school teachers presents a challenge for most adults. Recalling the name of an elementary principal is a test few could pass.Unless…
The Minneapolis skyway system used to be traversed by hundreds of thousands of people every weekday. Since the pandemic and unrest that began after George Floyd's death, most of the 200 or so businesses on or just off the skyway have closed. For places that are open, business is down.
Famous Dave's Quick Que will open in Coon Rapids in late summer.
His effective sidewalk device is environmental alternative to ice melters.
Evereve is expanding its Edina flagship store and will open at least six new locations this year.
Dollar stores, big-box retailers bring stiff competition, but buy-local trend giving mom-and-pop store owners optimism.
Another closed Cub, on Broadway, will fully reopen in April with a new name and community center.
The former Rainbow store owned by UNFI in Maplewood will become a Hy-Vee.
Small retailers, learning from 2020, hope increased support endures.
He spent about 25 years laying the foundation for the business he founded in 1954, now known as Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
Consulting firm Mercatus predicts that online purchases will double by 2025.
More than 40 of its stores will close their doors by mid to late February.
Instead, he is renting a chair at another salon to give more balance to his life.
Statewide, gross liquor receipts for the year through October increased about 20% to almost $32 million for municipal and nonmunicipal stores.
Martin Patrick 3's "Nutcracker" beats out retailers on Rodeo Drive.
While sales are expected to reach records nationally, buyers need to make sure their purchases are with solid retailers.
On Small Business Saturday, owners are gearing up for a critical fourth quarter.
• The Metropolitan Economic Development Association offers its first virtual shopping experience at meda.net/medas-marketplace through Dec. 6 to support Black, Indigenous and people of…
Supermarkets around the country are implementing limits on paper products.
Riot-damaged Chicago Lake Liquors reopens after $3 million rebuild.
In 1977, more than 280 people showed up in Madison, Wis., to start an alliance for the mentally ill, later named NAMI, the National Alliance…
The company hired a forensics firm and is still investigating.
CEO of BBQ Holdings is optimistic, but says company could be in for a difficult winter.
Storm Creek in Eagan is having a warehouse sale to increase recognition, give to charities.
Retailers and stores are ramping up precautions ahead of the holiday season.
Minnesota has more pharmacies that have closed in the last decade than any state.
Owners say the global street food restaurant "will live again" in new location.
The 84-year-old wholesaler now focuses on home-project deals.
Agreement allows chain to open kitchens or sites with Johnny Carino's.
Southdale was designed to be more than a shopping experience, complete with a day care center, aviary, fish pond and sidewalk cafes.
Adjusting with the times, the retailer has expanded its online operation, which now accounts for 60% of its sales.
Without outdoor dining, restaurants say they will need aid from Washington.
The annual event will be extended to six days because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Cub and Target rebuilding plans are moving forward as more businesses reopen after being damaged in the unrest following the killing of George Floyd.
The supermarket will anchor a retail/apartment complex at the new Highland Bridge.
Some retailers have raised wages permanently, while others deal with new norm of pandemic times.
The project, near the Kohls, would also include senior housing and apartments.
As the price soars, buyers expect people to start digging through their jewelry collections again.
This latest hit for Minneapolis restaurants and shops comes on top of the pandemic.
She taught at Shakopee West Middle School until cancer abruptly ended her career and her life.
The co-op and its union agreed to a three-year contract this week.
It remains one of the only thrift stores in the Twin Cities dedicated to home improvement.
The pandemic severely affected second quarter results for Famous Dave's owner BBQ Holdings, which also owns Granite City.
Construction pending on five other Twin Cities locations, but plans have not been canceled.
SNAP/EBT users can use the Aisles Online pickup shop at Hy-Vee's website or mobile app and collect their order at the store of their choice.
But the disruption has created a windfall for an Eagan-based e-commerce clearance store.
Hy-Vee is sticking for now with encouraging, but not enforcing, their use.
But four Salvation Army stores closed permanently in greater Minnesota because of the COVID pandemic.
Customers will see more color and new designs in products this fall, new fabrics and some Minnesota-themed goods.
Even sale-averse Room & Board has added unprecedented free delivery and 0% financing.
A scaled-down version of the closed Broadway store in Minneapolis will also open soon.
First, the masks, now sheet cakes.Costco was one of the nation's first retailers to mandate wearing face masks. Now word has surfaced that its half-sheet…
Amid pandemic, more retailers find low-cost platform an asset.
Temporary buildings will go up at damaged sites to sell fresh food, supplies and pharmacy goods.
It is moving, but now 85% of the mall's stores have reopened after being shut down in March.
Minnesota officials are monitoring large warehouses, where coronavirus is spreading
A combination of factors has led to sales declines.
If the shoe fits, Hy-Vee is hoping consumers will want to buy it at a supermarket.Hy-Vee in April announced its partnership with DSW Designer Shoe…
Still, the small crowd seemed to find favorites among open storefronts.
The pandemic was the final blow; students will likely be able to transfer to a Bloomington school.
Kmart's liquidation sale stopped soon after it started with discounts ranging from 25% to 75% off merchandise as it wound down to the planned June 30 closure. Instead, the looting and violence that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police accelerated the closing.
With Cub, Target, two Aldi stores and many small markets damaged by rioting over the past week, Longfellow and about eight other neighborhoods have nearly…
Target's claim was denied that it deserved equal protection to Total Wine.
And wait times for drive-up drop-offs are declining, while shops expect pent-up demand.
Stores are reopening, but owners are hoping it is not too late to save them.
Averaging about $1.85 per gallon in the Twin Cities, it's the first time that gas has dipped below the $2 threshold for the holiday weekend since 2003.
Owners had been planning for inside dining with restrictions come June 1 and aren't sure limiting to outside will work.
The state is allowing all stores to open as long as they file safety plans and limit capacity to 50%.
Many of those working in the Twin Cities' nationally recognized food scene are saying that their industry is in big trouble and might never recover.
Gabberts will leave the Galleria with the move.
Crashes have dropped sharply under stay-at-home orders, saving insurers billions.