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New Woodbury restaurant to take over former Kinichi space

Three new businesses, including a restaurant, are coming to Woodbury.

Osaka Seafood and Steakhouse will open its sixth Twin Cities location at the former Kinichi restaurant that closed in mid-November.

Kinichi announced its closure on its Facebook page and said the restaurant will relocate either to a different spot in Woodbury or Roseville.

Woodbury Lakes mall officials said Osaka is scheduled to open in January and will expand the former Kinichi to allow for a Hibachi grill.

The restaurant will also have teppanyaki chefs showing off their culinary skills at the family friendly restaurant.

Osaka's sushi bar will also offer daily specials and their sushi chefs can prepare custom rolls at the diners' request.

The second store to open at Woodbury Lakes will be Knox Jewelers.

Currently located in south Minneapolis, the jewelry store will be opening its second Twin Cities location in Woodbury later this year or early next year.

"Knox is a family-owned and operated jeweler whose passion for making custom jewelry shows in each and every piece they sell," according to a Woodbury Lakes news release. "Their jewelry-making techniques combine cutting-edge technologies with the skills of their onsite master level artisans."

Knox Jewelers will be located between Regis salon and Victoria's Secret.

Children will also find more places to shop at Woodbury Lakes as the third new business to join the mall will be "Crazy 8."

The store will open in January between Gap and the Sleep Number store.

Crazy 8 appeals to girls and boys sizes 0 to 14. The first Crazy 8 store opened in August 2007 and the Gymboree Corporation owned business now operates more than 220 Crazy 8 stores in the nation.

Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.