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Edina’s Galleria No Longer For Sale Amid Pandemic
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Edina’s Galleria No Longer For Sale Amid Pandemic

The upscale Galleria shopping center is no longer on the market for sale. In January, Twin Cities Business reported that the property was on the...

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The Downtown Minneapolis Vibrancy Conundrum
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The Downtown Minneapolis Vibrancy Conundrum

Throughout the late 20th century, after decades of white flight from the city, downtown Minneapolis struggled at the end of the business day....

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HOM Furniture to Open Bloomington Superstore on Friday
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HOM Furniture to Open Bloomington Superstore on Friday

Not even a pandemic could get in the way of HOM Furniture completing its colossal new flagship on I-494 in Bloomington. The superstore, featuring...

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A Streetcar Named Kmart
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A Streetcar Named Kmart

Former Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak was a big booster of a plan to bring streetcars, gone since the 1950s, back to the city. In 2013, Rybak's...

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Malls Plan for an Altered State of Shopping
Blog 3 weeks ago
Malls Plan for an Altered State of Shopping

MOA's ratio of retail to entertainment is roughly the inverse of American Dream's plan, but has been trending more towards attractions like Crayola...

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Curbside Shopping Won’t Save Small Retailers
Blog 3 weeks ago
Curbside Shopping Won’t Save Small Retailers

Curbside service opened Monday for many Minnesota retailers that had been forced by state order to close in March due to Covid-19, but store owners...

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Relaxing Retail Restrictions Will Put 33K Back to Work
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Relaxing Retail Restrictions Will Put 33K Back to Work

Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday claimed that a slight loosening of Minnesota's restrictions on retail could put as many as 33,000 Minnesotans back to...

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Izzy’s Ice Cream Closes in St. Paul
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Izzy’s Ice Cream Closes in St. Paul

Izzy's Ice Cream is saying goodbye to its origins as the pandemic exacerbates economic difficulties for businesses of all varieties. Down to about...

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Retailers Eye Phased Reopening Plan
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Retailers Eye Phased Reopening Plan

Looking toward reviving Minnesota's economy, the Minnesota Retailers Association late last week released a multi-step plan to reopen retail...

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Legacy Toys Takes a Play from Creative Kidstuff
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Legacy Toys Takes a Play from Creative Kidstuff

This article appeared in the April issue of Twin Cities Business magazine. If you didn't catch the name above the door, you might think Creative...

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Groomer Fights for the Right to Trim Your Shaggy Dog
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Groomer Fights for the Right to Trim Your Shaggy Dog

While a community of pooches can no longer see through their overgrown fur, the owner of Bubbly Paws spends every day trying to convince the...

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Daily Deals A Draw In Uncertain Times
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Daily Deals A Draw In Uncertain Times

"Some economists have attempted to argue that apparel and fashion retail is somewhat non-essential, but our data and research suggests that almost...

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How Working from Home Will Forever Change Office Culture
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How Working from Home Will Forever Change Office Culture

Suddenly, office managers everywhere are realizing what workforce expert Jody Thompson has been preaching for years: work is not somewhere you go;...

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HOM Furniture’s CEO On How Mid-Sized Retailers Survive Covid-19
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HOM Furniture’s CEO On How Mid-Sized Retailers Survive Covid-19

In the weeks before temporarily shutting down stores to slow the spread of Covid-19, HOM Furniture's March sales were up over last year. Store...

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Bachman’s to Reopen Amid Industry Confusion About Plant Sellers
Blog 2 months ago
Bachman’s to Reopen Amid Industry Confusion About Plant Sellers

Most Minnesotans would probably describe Bachman's as a garden store. But the venerable retailer is also a grower with 670 acres of farmland south...

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Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford Adapts to Volatility
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Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford Adapts to Volatility

During the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for Land O'Lakes butter and other dairy products is spiking at U. S. supermarkets. That's putting extra...

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Mischief Toy Store Halts ‘Quarantine Care Packages’
Blog 2 months ago
Mischief Toy Store Halts ‘Quarantine Care Packages’

While you're cooped up at home, it can be difficult to keep your mind off the pandemic. Until Friday, Mischief Toy Store was more than ready to...

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Target Scales Back Construction Plans to Keep Up with Immediate Demand
Blog 2 months ago
Target Scales Back Construction Plans to Keep Up with Immediate Demand

Target will delay some store remodel projects and new construction planned for 2020 in order to focus on the unusually high demand for same-day...

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Ridgedale Center Closes; Only Two Metro Malls Remain Open
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Ridgedale Center Closes; Only Two Metro Malls Remain Open

A week after Mall of America announced its temporary closure and days after anchor stores Nordstrom and Macy's shuttered their doors, Ridgedale...

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Increased Tech Needs Keep Device Pitstop Open
Blog 2 months ago
Increased Tech Needs Keep Device Pitstop Open

With more people working and learning from home than ever before, Device Pitstop, a retailer in Maple Grove that buys, sells, and repairs cell...

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Mall of America to Close Due to Coronavirus
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Mall of America to Close Due to Coronavirus

Despite the fact that Gov. Tim Walz's latest restrictions did not include malls, Mall of America announced Tuesday that it will close at 5 p.m. and...

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Hospitality Industry in Crosshairs of Virus
Blog 2 months ago
Hospitality Industry in Crosshairs of Virus

It's obvious already, given the volume of rushed closings, that the bar and restaurant industry has been devastated by the effects of coronavirus....

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Why are Shopping Malls Still Open?
Blog 2 months ago
Why are Shopping Malls Still Open?

Shopping malls just may be the last major public gathering spot still open now that museums, theaters, zoos, casinos, and many churches have closed...

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Fargo-based Bell Bank Bets Big on Duluth Presence
Blog 2 months ago
Fargo-based Bell Bank Bets Big on Duluth Presence

Why would a fast-growing, up-to-date bank move into a building that's more than 130 years old? For a market newcomer, such a location can provide...

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Shopping For Mixed-Use Development
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Shopping For Mixed-Use Development

New grocery stores are kind of like freshly-built apartment buildings. From the sidelines, some observers wonder how many more of either we need in...

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Vacancy Rates, Rents Continue to Grow
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Vacancy Rates, Rents Continue to Grow

Overall office vacancy rates in the Twin Cities metro have been on the rise for a number of years, but rents have been growing right along with...

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- Twin Cities Business
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Ali leads content ideation and development for Twin Cities Business - print, digital, and events. She joined TCB in April 2018, after eight years...

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Minneapolis Buys Kmart at Lake and Nicollet
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Minneapolis Buys Kmart at Lake and Nicollet

Minneapolis finally got the green light to tear down the Kmart store that blocks the intersection of Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue-a nuisance for...

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