Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wood, who is an avid runner, will go the extra mile to serve your business with great advertising deals.
One of Patch's goals is to make life ridiculously easy for our communities, and that includes businesses. To that end, we introduce Eric Wood, Patch's new Local Ad Manager for Patch's sites in Apple-Valley/Rosemount, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Northfield, Richfield, and Southwest Minneapolis. Eric comes armed with ridiculously cost-effective advertising deals that should fit most any budget. To introduce you to Eric, we asked him to share some interesting facts about himself: Home: Long time resident of Southwest Minneapolis. Home state: Iowa. He "still bleeds Black and Gold). Career: Close to 10 years in local media and advertising sales. Previously worked the south metro for the Star Tribune and sold advertising for Minnesota …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fill out our form and we will run a profile on Patch so residents can learn more about you and the business where you work.
If you are an employee of a local small business, Patch wants to learn more about you. We want to know more about the people who work in our town. What's the best advice you've ever received? What are your Pet Peeves? What's your dream vacation? Fill out this "Employee Spotlight" form, upload a photo and we will post a profile about you on Patch. Have fun with it. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button to the right. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include your name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Don't wait for us to come to you. We'll give a shout out to local small businesses who fill out the form below and upload a picture.
If you own or manage a local small business, Patch wants to hear from you. Fill out this "Business Spotlight" form and we will feature your company on Patch. Use the right scroll bar to see all the questions. Please fill out the form and click the "Submit" button before you upload a photo. Click on the white and green "Upload Photos and Videos" button above. You should see a thumbnail of your photo after you upload it. Include the business name in the photo caption. If you have any questions about the form, email Kevira.Voegele@patch.com.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Word of the nationwide Caribou closings spread after a company conference call Friday morning. The Brooklyn Center-based company issued a statement Monday.
Burnsville’s five Caribou Coffee shops are not among the more than 150 slated for closure across the nation. A source with knowledge of the company’s downsizing plans and speaking on the condition of anonymity said 80 stores are being outright closed and 80 others are being converted into Peet’s Coffee locations. Two Minnesota locations in Minneapolis—the Rand Tower store and a shop on the corner of 53rd Avenue and Lyndale Avenue South—are on the chopping block, according to the source, and are scheduled to close next week. Burnsville has Caribou Coffee shops at 2001 Cliff Road East, 12601 Nicollet Avenue, 14204 Burnhaven Drive, 401 County Road 42 East and 1100 County Road 42 East. “The rest of the Twin Cities stores are safe for now,” the…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The contract cleaning workers perform services at big-box retailers including more than a dozen Target stores in the Twin Cities area, including the Burnsville store.
Retail cleaning workers who serve Target and other stores in the Twin Cities have vowed to walk off their jobs as early as this Sunday if their employers continue to refuse to open discussions with them and the Centro de Trabajodores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), according to the workers' group. The CTUL said it is a Minneapolis workers center that has been organizing the workers for more than two years. In a press statement, the group said it has set a its strike deadline for noon Feb. 24 for retail cleaning contactors like Diversified Maintenance Systems, Carlson Building Maintenance, and Eurest Services. The workers group, which claims to represent at least 400 cleaners, said it wants to start discussions with the employer groups, which …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The two groups, represented by SEIU Local 26, will decide whether to give their bargaining committees the power to call a strike, if necessary, in the lagging contract talks.
Hundreds of Twin Cities-area union janitors and security officers are slated Saturday morning to vote on whether to give their bargaining committees the right to call strikes in the stalled labor negotiations. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 said it has been bargaining for months for new contracts for its more than 6,000 members who are janitors and security officers, and that the groups have been working since Dec. 31 without new contracts. The union said both of the labor bargaining committees have recommended a "yes" vote for a strike authorizstion. The union workers, who will take their strike authorization vote at 11 a.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center, are "facing the threat of reduced hours and …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
While flattered to be named as a bidder, Loeffler Construction President and Co-Owner Doug Loeffler says the Lakeville firm hopes to be part of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium project only as a partner.
Loeffler Construction is growing—no doubt about that. And the Lakeville-based firm's President and Co-Owner Doug Loeffler acknowledges building the Minnesota Vikings Stadium would be pretty great. But recent media reports—including one found here on Lakeville Patch (published Jan. 15)—are a bit inaccurate, he said. "It's flattering—the reports, but we cannot build it, or portray to build it alone," Loeffler said. "What we are doing ... we’re teamed with Gilbane Building Companies out of Rhode Island. They’re a very large firm that's built other stadiums, and they reached out to us and asked to be a local partner." Loefller said his firm would be supporting Gilbane, helping them learn the marketplace and help work with the subcontractor …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The discount luxury retailer plans to open a 28,000-square-foot store in the soon-to-be developed Paragon Outlet Mall.
Hello, luxury shopping: The South Metro will soon get an infusion of Prada, Pucci, Fendi, and friends. Paragon Outlet Partners announced on Monday that Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th—a discount luxury retailer—will anchor a 28,000-square-foot space in an upscale outlet mall planned for Eagan. Off 5th is just one of roughly 100 upscale outlets that will likely fill the 400,000-square-foot outlet mall, according to a press release issued by Paragon. The Baltimore, Md.-based company plans to begin construction of the mall earlier in 2013, after the city of Eagan wraps up infrastructure improvements in the area. The mall opening will likely occur sometime in late 2014. "We are thrilled Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open an anchor store at Paragon …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
At long last, a Walmart store will open in Burnsville on Oct. 26, 2012.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us When opening day comes on Oct. 26, Burnsville officials are expecting a warm welcome for Wal-Mart, which successfully pushed through a proposal in May of 2011, at long last. Wal-Mart's arrival is more than 20 years overdue. The mammoth retailer beat a longstanding retreat after what Mayor Elizabeth Kautz calls "the huge brouhaha" that erupted during its first bid for Burnsville in the 1980s. At the time, the mammoth retailer hoped to plant a discount store on a quadrangle of land off of Crystal Lake Road West and Burnhaven Drive, a spot that is the present site of the Gramercy Club at Greenhaven. Residents in the nearby neighborhoods revolted after …
Friday, October 19, 2012
About 17,000 chairs imported by Burnsville's Trend Lab have been recalled after a report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that the chairs' staples could come loose.
A local company has voluntarily recalled thousands of tiny, toddler-sized armchairs. According to a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, staples on the back binding could come loose and pose a hazard to children, who could cut themselves or choke on the strays.The China-made chairs were imported by Trend Lab, a Burnsville firm that specializes in "sophisticated, trend-right nursery décor." Between November 2007 and August 2012, about 17,0000 chairs were sold online through Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, BabiesRUs.com, Seussland.com and the company's own website, trend-lab.com. Parents can find out if they have an offending chair by searching for a Trend Lab label attached to the bottom. Those with date codes …