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A casual sit-down restaurant, a sandwich shop, a frozen yogurt store and a coffee shop will soon be part of the SuperTarget-anchored retail center in Woodbury. HJ Development plans to construct two retail buildings to house Noodles and Company, Which Wich, Yogurt Lab and a Starbucks, pending final approval from the city. The Wayzata-based company acquired the 15-acre property, where a free-standing Wings Financial Credit Union and a new HealthEast clinic will also be built. Chris Moe, vice president of leasing and development, said construction is set to begin in February and most of
Believe it or not, some area bike enthusiasts want the cold weather to stick around. Maybe not bone-chilling temperatures, but low single digit temps to keep snow at Carver Lake Park and provide ideal conditions for big, fat bikes. The third-annual Woodbury Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup fat bike race will be held Sunday, Jan. 19. Recreation specialist and event organizer Reed Smidt said 95 racers participated in 2013. The city is capping the race at 125 this year to control the growth. “Winter cyclists like to push themselves and something like this is a good way,” he said.
After nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison, a Woodbury High School grad who was detained for making a spoof video was freed this week. Dressed in a navy blazer with long hair covering his eyes, Shezanne “Shez” Cassim landed in Minnesota Thursday, appearing significantly different from the video that put him in the maximum security prison. The 2002 WHS graduate said he had no idea that “Ultimate Combat System: Deadly Satwa Gs” would have those repercussions. “There is a misconception that I broke a law,” he said.
Eric Morley’s newest store is not even open yet and has already taken orders. The Big Frog owner has been busy printing T-shirts for a drumline group, inferno equipment crew, holiday announcements and big New Year’s Eve plans. The new colorful T-shirt shop will open in the City Centre East mall later this month, making it the third in the Twin Cities metro area. Morley, a St.
Shezanne “Shez” Cassim, the Woodbury High School graduate who was jailed overseas for posting a comedy YouTube video, will be released this week, elected officials said Tuesday. Cassim’s “Ultimate Combat System: Deadly Satwa Gs” parody landed him in a Dubai maximum security prison for allegedly violating United Arab Emirates cyber-crimes laws and threatening national security.
International health club franchise Anytime Fitness announced this week that it will move its headquarters from Hastings to Woodbury. A spokesman confirmed Tuesday that a land purchase deal has been finalized and the company plans to move its campus to a 38-acre site. The purchase price for the land, located at the southwest corner of Interstate 94 and 494, was $1.6 million, said Mark Daly, national media director for Anytime Fitness. Anytime Fitness CEO and co-founder Chuck Runyon said the new site will give the company more space for its franchisee training and “employee-centric” fo
A new citizen-led committee will soon begin collecting street crumbs. Woodbury City Council appointed members of the street rehabilitation task force to help come up with a new plan to fix the city’s streets and tackle a widespread problem caused by faulty blacktop mixes used in the 1990s. The task force is comprised of nine members including Council Member Christopher Burns, who leads the group as chairman. The council previously discussed the premature deterioration of the city’s roadways and the financial implications last fall and decided
Woodbury Police lost one of the department’s best friends this week. Nationally certified K-9 Niko died unexpectedly while off duty Monday, Dec.
When Woodbury sixth grader Manashree Padiyath heard Malala Yousafzai’s United Nations speech advocating for girls’ rights to education in the developing world, one phrase resonated with her. “One book, one pen, one student and one teacher can change the world.
A Woodbury High School graduate detained overseas in a maximum security prison for making a spoof video was sentenced Monday to one year in prison. Shezanne “Shez” Cassim was charged with violating United Arab Emirates’ cyber-crimes laws and allegedly threatening national security after posting the YouTube video. Cassim has been held in the Abu Dhabi prison since April and it is unclear whether the eight months already served will be credited toward his one-year sentence, his Minnesota attorney Susan Burns said. “The hope always is that he’ll