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The doors to Nordstrom Rack have finally opened in Woodbury On Thursday morning, about 200 early morning shoppers rallied in front of the store, eager to be among the to set foot inside the east metro's first Nordstrom Rack when the doors opened at 9 a.m. CityPlace’s newest addition also held a grand opening event for its fourth Twin Cities store an hour before opening.
Woodbury police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman they believe to be involved in a credit card cloning case. Officials said two cards were used at both Woodbury Walgreens March 21. At least six people were affected, police said. Woodbury police obtained images of the person they suspect played a role in copying the cards and making purchases. Woodbury police spokeswoman Michelle Okada said the department is not sure if the cards were copied in Woodbury. The department also doesn't know if the suspect used a credit card skimmer, Okada said.
Employees at the Woodbury Gordmans are breathing a sigh of relief after receiving news their store would remain open for the foreseeable future. Several stores faced uncertain futures when the national discount retailer filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy last month. Company leaders for the Nebraska-based chain said they planned to liquidate all company assets if they didn't find a buyer.
The Woodbury Gordmans will be the last remaining store in Minnesota after the company listed several closures in its most recent bankruptcy filings over the weekend. The Omaha, Neb.-based retailer listed 57 stores expected to remain open, as well as 48 locations that will close, according to bankruptcy filings. The Woodbury store at Tamarack Village will one of six Minnesota stores that will remain open.
Ongoing effort to preserve a Woodbury barn has the City of Woodbury's blessings. The Woodbury City Council struck an agreement through a 4-1 vote March 22 permitting the city's Heritage Society to raise funds and hire contractors for repairs on the Miller Barn. The agreement also passes off several responsibilities and liabilities to the Woodbury Heritage Society, which will maintain and repair the historic barn located on public land near Settlers Ridge Parkway and Valley Creek Road. The city has agreed to not tear down the barn until 2021 as part of the deal.
Slated for Saturday, April 1, the eighth annual Woodbury Community Expo promises to bring what all businesses in Woodbury have to offer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at East Ridge High School. Best of all, it's free and open to the public. "We've said it's Main Street for a day. It's a one-stop shop where you can get information on everything from home renovations to curtains to childcare centers and activities for your kids," said the Expo's event manager Amanda Roseth. "It's everything you need for your life and your family and free entertainment."
Woodwinds' maternity unit was a busy place on Woodbury's golden birthday. In celebrating Woodbury's 50th anniversary, a baby girl has been named Woodbury's first baby to be born on the city's anniversary day. Born to the Martin Vieira family, the baby girl was born at 2:04 a.m. March 7 at Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury. The baby girl and her family are invited as special guests for a birthday cake ceremony during the city's "Happy 50th Birthday Woodbury" celebration March 25 at Woodbury's Central Park.
The retail phase of the Woodbury's CityPlace project is near completion with several national retailers slated to open in the coming weeks. But before turning a focus toward building a new hotel and two medical buildings as their next step, CityPlace developers Elion Partners announced Thursday plans to hold a grand opening event June 29. The event aims to project's progress, as well as celebrate the completion of the CityPlace's retail phase with openings from Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods Market, Sierra Trading Post and La-Z-Boy.
When the city of Woodbury decided to renovate a city park last year, officials told planners to first dream big. Now that dream is beginning to look more concrete. On Wednesday, March 15, Woodbury city staffers unveiled the first of likely several concepts of what may be to come at Ojibway Park, during a Woodbury City Council meeting.
Taking the nontraditional road is a path of which Justice Sikakane is well aware. As a high school student, he was unfocused and wasn't always interested in putting in the time for his studies. He landed himself in detention some days and was suspended once. "I wasn't your ideal kid," Sikakane said. "I did dumb things, but I think the biggest point for me was knowing anybody can turn their life around and do things that are inspiring to others."